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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Earns CAPTE Accreditation

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) announced Nov. 8 that the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has granted accreditation for its entry-level doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program. RMUoHP is the second accredited physical therapy program in Utah.

"This CAPTE accreditation announcement is an historic and culminating milestone for the university," said Dr. Richard P. Nielsen, president of RMUoHP. "It marks the end of a very long process of events which date back to one of our first strategic planning meetings in 1998, when we identified doing an entry-level physical therapy program as one of our initiatives. Now, fourteen years later, we have done that and have now secured the highest level of physical therapy education accreditation possible from CAPTE. I could not be more pleased."

Utah residents account for 50% of the DPT program's enrollment.

"Earning CAPTE accreditation is a great achievement for our program," said Dr. J. Wesley McWhorter, DPT program director. "I am honored to work with such incredible administration, faculty, staff, and students. This is a proud day for the DPT program and RMUoHP."

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers graduate healthcare education for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses.

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