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The mission of the UAMS Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is to educate students who will practice patient-centered physical therapy while embracing cultural diversity, ethical integrity, professionalism and collaboration with other members of the health care team.  The program fosters lifelong learning through emphasis on critical thinking, clinical application of knowledge and evidence-based medicine.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter into any aspect of physical therapy, with the ability to serve any community and contribute to the profession through leadership, education, and service.

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Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (Phone: 703-706-3245; E-mail: accreditation@apta.org) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.


Effective July 21, 2015, UAMS has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.


For further information on the Accreditation process, contact: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org).

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John Jefferson, PT, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Northwest
College of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
1125 N. College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703-1908
(479) 713-8600
(479) 713-8606 (fax)
ptprogram@uams.edu

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