Physical Therapy

Admission Application

The South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is not accepting applications for admission until Candidate for Accreditation status is granted by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).*  We anticipate achievement of  this candidacy status in December 2014.

*Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

South College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program submitted an Application for Candidacy on June 1, 2014, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Please email us at dptinfo@southcollegetn.edu  if you would like to be added to our mailing list of prospective students.              

We will provide additional information and materials regarding the South College DPT program and the application process as soon it becomes available.

2015 APPLICANTS:

The South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will participate in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (PTCAS) at www.ptcas.org.  A service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs.

PTCAS is now available for the 2015 application cycle. While the South College DPT Program is not a current school option on PTCAS, students are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as they are ready. Once Candidate for Accreditation status is granted by CAPTE, South College will advertise our PTCAS school code to interested applicants for completion of their application process.