The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program has established a tradition of excellence for over 70 years. Our 2.5 year graduate professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree boasts a commitment to the education of a diverse body of students and a strong network of supportive alumni and clinical faculty.
The PT Program educates competent, ethical physical therapists to assume the multi-faceted roles of clinical practitioner, patient manager, teacher, researcher, administrator, consultant and advocate. In addition to compassion, character and professionalism, certain essential skills are required in order to complete the PT Program. Upon successful completion of the PT Program, graduates are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) in any state.
The following are expected minimum outcomes for our students:
Curriculum details, diversity, statistics & demographics, tuition, financial resources, what makes us unique
Tour information & visiting the campus, transcript reviews, frequently asked questions
DPT curriculum, course list and descriptions, clinical education breakdown
Understand your educational rights within a number of subjects. For example, Clery Act, Federal Financial Aid, and Disability Resources.
Tuition rates, fees, health insurance, financial resources
Footnote 2 of the Requirement and Compliance policy states “Currently, the only absolute contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination are i) severe immediate allergic reaction to previous dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine, ii) immediate reaction of any severity to a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
In the event a student receives a waiver for a medical exemption, it should be noted that the waiver could impact the availability of placement in certain clinical sites, engagement in educational activities within close proximity of others (common in DPT lab skills courses), and overall progression in the educational curriculum with the cohort.
The Physical Therapy Program at University of Colorado is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia
22305-3085; 703-706-3245; email@example.com;
http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 303-724-2878 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 3, 2020, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reaffirmed the accreditation status based upon compliance with all of the evaluative criteria. The accreditation status remains in effect for the full 10 year period until 2031 at which time the accreditation status will undergo a self-study report and on-site review.
The Program received initial accreditation in 1947 from the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. The Program made the transition from offering only a certificate to awarding a baccalaureate degree in 1952,
and continued at that degree level until 1990 when a Master of Science, Physical Therapy degree was initiated. In 2003, the Program was approved to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree by the CAPTE. The program has been continuously
accredited since its inception.
CAPTE has a mechanism to consider formal complaints about physical therapy education programs that allege a program is not in compliance with one or more of CAPTE's Evaluative Criteria or has violated any of CAPTE's expectations related to academic integrity. To obtain the materials necessary for submitting a complaint, contact APTA Accreditation Department at 703-706-3245 or at email@example.com.