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Methodist University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Effective August 2015, Methodist University is accredited as a Level V Doctoral degree granting institution to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.


Methodist University is considered to be a Developing Program by the CAPTE. There are several phases that are involved in the Pre-accreditation Process. As the program completes the various phases of the pre-accreditation process leading to full accreditation the updated status will appear below.

Current Accreditation Status

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Methodist University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Accreditation Timeline

  • Accreditation Cycle: 2015A
  • Application for Candidacy Due: March 1st, 2015
  • Decision: Early August
  • Program Start Date: Fall 2015