On May 24, 2013, Midwestern University's Physical Therapy doctoral program, one of eight graduate programs offered by the University's College of Health Sciences, received notification of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
"This is a goal that the faculty, staff, and administration have been working on since the program's inception in 2009," said Judy Woehrle, PT, Ph.D., OCS, Program Director, Physical Therapy. "Faculty and staff placed much thought and time into the self-study document to ensure that all information accurately reflected the program's mission, goals, outcomes, and philosophy. All physical therapy students were immediately notified of this status. I would like to thank administration, faculty, and staff for their dedication and support during this rigorous process."
The 36-month Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program, which accepted its first class of students in 2010, graduated its inaugural class at a commencement ceremony held on the Midwestern University campus on May 31.
Physical therapists provide patient care; discuss prevention, onset, and impairments; address functional limitations; and develop a plan of care based upon goals and expected outcomes.
The College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University was founded in 1992 for the purpose of offering programs in health professions that have a demonstrated shortage. The College offers degrees in Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Biomedical Sciences, Podiatric Medicine, Nurse Anesthesia, Clinical Psychology, Cardiovascular Science, and Physical Therapy.
For more information about Midwestern University's Physical Therapy program and the University's 12 other healthcare graduate degree programs, visit http://www.midwestern.edu or call 623/572-3215.