Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Accreditation Reaffirmed

June 08, 2016

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Program meets the standards for quality set by the profession

Simmons College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Following a self-report and three day campus site visit during the fall semester, CAPTE found that the DPT program is meeting its mission - to educate men and women who promote effective, accessible and efficient health care for all individuals and communities, and who are prepared for contemporary and evolving clinical practice. The recent report from CAPTE notes the positive outcomes in Simmons student achievement, including the graduate rate, licensure examination pass rate, and employment rate.

Amy Heath, Physical Therapy Department Chair and Associate Professor of Practice, played a key role in the accreditation process.

“I am thrilled with the continued commitment from faculty, staff, alumni, students and clinical partners who contributed to CAPTE’s decision to reaffirm the DPT program’s accreditation,” said Dr. Heath. “With our skilled faculty, integrated curriculum and clinical education program, the Simmons PT community is well-positioned for the future.”

The next site visit from CAPTE will be in 2025. Simmons welcomed its new students, the DPT Class of 2019, earlier this month.

The Physical Therapy Program at Simmons College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: