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Accreditation and Outcomes

Read about the outcomes data for graduates of the University of Kansas doctoral program in physical therapy.

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 913-588-6799 (711 TTY) or email

Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request.

KU's doctoral program in physical therapy meets the educational requirement to apply for licensure in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Each state has its own additional licensing requirements.

CAPTE Program Outcomes Data

For the four most recent academic years in which data is available, the performance of graduates of the KU Doctor of Physical Therapy program, as provided on the annual accreditation report to the American Physical Therapy Association, was as follows:

2-year average 2023 2022 2021 2020
Graduation rate 98% (2022-2023) 98% 98% 100% 100%
First-time licensure exam pass rate 84% (2022-2023) 83% 85% 92% 94%
Ultimate licensure exam pass rate 100% (2022-2023) 100% 100% 98% 98%
Employment rate within two years of passing licensure exam 100% (2022-2023) 100% 100% 100% 100%

KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160