The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has reaccredited the Doctor of Physical Therapy, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Physical Therapy, for the next ten years. CAPTE is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The division’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is ranked #15 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Earlier this fall, the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) granted accreditation to the UNC Neurologic Residency, led by Karen McCulloch.

Deborah Givens, the division director, said these accomplishments demonstrate the rigor of programs offered by the division.

“We are meeting the mission to serve our state and beyond by educating students and residents with excellence,” Givens said. The DPT program is ranked in the top 10 percent of 253 accredited programs.

Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, is also a professor within the division.