Accreditation and Outcomes

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at USC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program directly, please call 323-442-2900 or email uscdpt@pt.usc.edu.

The physical therapy program has been continuously accredited since 1946. The program’s accreditation was most recently re-affirmed in 2018. The program is scheduled to be re-evaluated in 2028.

The Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy’s PhD and MS programs, as well as its residency programs, are not accredited by CAPTE.

Graduate Outcomes

Employment Rate Averaged over 2 Years

For the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017, 100% of graduates who sought employment have been employed as physical therapists within one year of graduation, as determined by a survey sent to all graduates.

Graduation Rate Averaged over 2 Years

For the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017, an average of 97% graduated on time.

Graduation YearGraduation Rate
Class of 201696%
Class of 201797%
Class of 201897%

Pass Rate on the National Licensure Exam

For the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017, the average first-time pass rate was 98%. The average ultimate pass rate was 99%.