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The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by  the Southern Association  of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate,  masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on  Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call  404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the  Incarnate Word.

The entry-level Problem-Based Learning Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245;  emailaccreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. 

Please note that the post-professional online Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of the Incarnate Word is not subject to accreditation by CAPTE.


CAPTE Compliance

Policy - The Policy for Compliance with  Accreditation Policies and Procedures defines the procedures for  maintaining ongoing compliance with CAPTE criteria and standards. The  School of Physical Therapy, through its policies and procedures, is  committed to assuring compliance with the evaluative criteria  established by CAPTE.

Procedure - The School of Physical Therapy is committed to maintaining complete compliance with all accreditation  criteria as prescribed by CAPTE. This includes but is not limited to  timely submission of all required documents including:

Annual Accreditation Reports (AAR)

Self-study Reports

Program data related to admission, graduation, and outcome measures

Timely submission of all fees associated with CAPTE accreditation

Timely notice of any planned or unexpected substantive program changes

Timely notice of institutional factors which may affect the program

Timely remediation of any situation which may result in CAPTE non compliance

Responsibility - the Dean or designee(s) will be  responsible for maintaining CAPTE compliance (UIW Faculty Handbook,  Organization/Governance – Academic Deans Roles and Responsibilities;  Chapter 2: 17. May 2014)

CAPTE Contact Information

Sandra Wise, PhD - Director

Phone: 703-706-3240; Emailsandrawise@apta.org

Candy Bahner, PT, DPT, MS - Lead PT Programs Specialist

Phone: 703-706-3242; Email: candybahner@apta.org

Eva Donley - Accreditation Office Manager PT Programs

Phone: 703-706-3243; Email: evadonley@apta.org


American Physical Therapy Association

Phone: 703-684- 2782 / 800-999 2782

Fax: 703-684 7343