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 2018 and Class of 2019, 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 2019 and Class of 2020, an average of 99% graduated on time.

Graduation YearGraduation Rate
Class of 201896%
Class of 2019100%
Class of 202098%

Pass Rate on the National Licensure Exam

For the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019, the average first-time pass rate was 94%. The average ultimate pass rate was 96%.