Accreditation Status

The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site:

Effective May 02, 2012, the University of the Incarnate Word Doctor of Physical Therapy entry level program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

CAPTE Compliance

Policy - The Policy for Compliance with Accreditation Policies and Procedures defines the procedures for maintaining ongoing compliance with CAPTE criteria and standards. The School of Physical Therapy, through its policies and procedures, is committed to assuring compliance with the evaluative criteria established by CAPTE.

Procedure - The School of Physical Therapy is committed to maintaining complete compliance with all accreditation criteria as prescribed by CAPTE. This includes but is not limited to timely submission of all required documents including:

  • Annual Accreditation Reports (AAR)
  • Self-study Reports
  • Program data related to admission, graduation, and outcome measures
  • Timely submission of all fees associated with CAPTE accreditation
  • Timely notice of any planned or unexpected substantive program changes
  • Timely notice of institutional factors which may affect the program
  • Timely remediation of any situation which may result in CAPTE non compliance

Responsibility - the Dean or designee(s) will be responsible for maintaining CAPTE compliance (UIW Faculty Handbook, Organization/Governance – Academic Deans Roles and Responsibilities; Chapter 2: 20. August 2011)


CAPTE Contact Information

Mary Jane Harris, PT, MS (Director)

Phone: 703-706 3240; E mail:

Ellen Price, PT, MEd (Associate Director PT Programs)

Phone: 703-706 3242; E mail:

Eva Donley (Assistant Director PT Programs)

Phone: 703-706 3243; E mail:

American Physical Therapy Association

Phone: 703-684- 2782 / 800-999 2782

FAX: 703-684 7343