School of Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


Cleveland State University:

Cleveland State University is accredited by the Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

CSU Physical Therapy Program:

The Cleveland State University (CSU) Physical Therapy Program received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in 1976. The Program has enjoyed full CAPTE accreditation since that time. Based on the 2006 Self-Study, CAPTE re-accredited the program for a full 10-year cycle (accredited in full compliance through 2016).

Any questions regarding the accreditation status of this program can be directed to the Cleveland State University PT Program faculty and/or the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3234; or visit the CAPTE web site:

CSU PT Program Outcomes:

The Cleveland State University Physical Therapy Program is proud to present the professional program outcomes for the most recent 3 years of graduating classes. Below are the: graduation rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate and employment rate of CSU PT graduates.

Graduation Rate:

For the most recent 3 years (2009, 2010, 2011), 97% of CSU PT students graduated within 150% of the normally expected time (CAPTE standard for these data). This strong graduation rate is consistent with the Program’s goal of recruitment and retention of high caliber students. (Graduation rate for 2012 pending).

Physical Therapy Licensure Exam Ultimate Pass Rate:

For the graduating classes of our DPT program from 2010, 2011 & 2012, the licensure exam ultimate pass rate is 99%. This high pass rate signifies that CSU PT graduates are effectively prepared for entry level practice.

Employment Rate:

The employment rate of 2010 & 2011 CSU PT graduates (2012 is pending) employed as PTs within 6 months of passing the licensure examination is 100%, which meets the Program’s goal. This validates the Program’s efforts to produce the highest quality PT graduates.