UAMS College Of Health Professions Physical Therapy Earns Full Accreditation

FAYETTEVILLE — The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education, allowing graduates to be eligible to become licensed in their profession.

The program, part of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions, is housed at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville. Such programs go through several steps to become accredited, culminating with the final accreditation as the first class gets ready to graduate.

The program was created in 2014 and received candidacy status in July 2015, allowing the first class of students to start classes in fall 2015. The inaugural class took their national board exams in July, achieving a 100 percent pass rate. Many of those students intend to stay in Arkansas to practice.    MORE

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