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SBU Physical Therapy Department

Accreditation Status

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at SBU prepares students for careers in physical therapy through the development of knowledge and skills needed for patient management, education, consultation, and clinical research.

The entry-level DPT program at Southwest Baptist University 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:

The entry-level DPT is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504,, (312) 263-0456 or (800) 621-7440.

The Texas Workforce Commission does not consider externships or clinicals involving unpaid preceptors as establishing a place of business in the state which would require regulation and is therefore not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. The accrediting agencies that regulate SBU DPT are listed above on this page (CAPTE, HLC) with direct links to each agency. Within those agencies websites are links on how to file a complaint to that respective agency.

Current and former entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students who fall under the jurisdiction of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) by beginning and/or completing a required clinical education rotation in the state of Texas, may, after exhausting the institution's grievance/complaint process, initiate a complaint with THECB per Texas Administrative Code 1.110-1.120. Information about THECB complaint procedures can be found online or by contacting Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board / College Readiness and Success Division, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711-2788 or