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Program Accreditation

On November 17, 2010, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reaffirmed the accreditation status based upon compliance with all of the evaluative criteria. The accreditation status remains in effect for the full 10 year period until 2020 at which time the accreditation status will undergo a self-study report and on-site review.

The Program received initial accreditation in 1947 from the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association.  The Program made the transition from offering only a certificate to awarding a baccalaureate degree in 1952, and continued at that degree level until 1990 when a Master of Science, Physical Therapy degree was initiated.  In 2003, the Program was approved to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree by the CAPTE.  The program has been continuously accredited since its inception.

The Physical Therapy Program at University of Colorado 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: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 303-724-2878 or email or​.