Monday, January 28, 2002
Doctoral program earns accreditation
Oakland University's physical therapy doctoral program recently was awarded full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The accreditation is good for eight years.
The commission listed the strengths of the program as the program director's leadership, students' strong orthopedic and problem solving skills, and the program's strong systematic assessment of both student outcomes and curricular revisions.
Student achievement was noted to be successful based on an above average graduation rate, above average performance on the licensure exam, above average rate of employment and graduates meeting the mission of the program.
OU's physical therapy program was funded in 1979 and was fully accredited at the Bachelor of Science level. In September 1990, the university received full accreditation for the Master of Physical Therapy program.