Western University’s Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program has received

an eight-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in

Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the national agency that accredits

entry-level or first professional degree programs for the physical therapy


CAPTE awarded Western University’s MPT program the longest accreditation

possible. Other accreditation periods may be two years and five years.

“”The accreditation process provides the faculty, staff and administration

an opportunity to undertake a thorough assessment of the program,

department and university,”” said Donna Redman-Bentley, PhD, PT, chair of

the university’s Physical Therapy Education Program. “”CAPTE recognizes our

efforts to do this and demonstrates trust in our intent to continue to

improve the program by awarding an eight-year accreditation.””

In its accreditation report, CAPTE particularly praised Western

University’s MPT program in several areas, including: