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Accreditation and Licensure

Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University is accredited by the

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085


If needing to contact The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University directly, please call Dr. Judy Foxworth, Interim Chair of the Department, at (336) 750-2190 or email


Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), developed and administered by The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to take the NPTE. Determination of eligibility to take the licensure exam is by the state board(s) of physical therapy examiners.

The Department of Physical Therapy at Winston-Salem State University is committed to the timely payment of all accreditation fees and submission of required documentation to CAPTE. The departmental chair submits all required documentation by scheduled due dates to CAPTE and submits issued invoices in a timely manner to the university for payment. The university is responsible for payment of the required fee by the due date.


Graduates from our program have achieved excellent outcomes. Our most recent two-year average (2020 – 2021) for ultimate licensure passage rate is 98% and for first time passage rate is 95.8% on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). Most schools end in May where there is a flood of new DPT students looking for jobs. Our students complete the program in December and have no trouble gaining employment (100% employed) after licensure. Below are the outcome data for specific classes from the last 3 years:

Graduation, Pass, and Employment Rates
2019 2020 2021
Graduation Rate 100% 100% 100%
First-Time Pass Rate Licensure Exam 96.2% 100% 95.8%
Ultimate Pass Rate Licensure Exam
(percent of graduates who have passed the licensure exam on one or more attempts)
100% 100% 95.8%
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100%