Trine Univesity DPT Clinical Education Newsletter, Fall 2014
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White Coat Ceremony

On September 5, over 200 community and family members joined Trine University to welcome the first cohort of students into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The day began with an open house and ribbon cutting that included the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the CEO of Parkview and concluded with all 32 students accepting the responsibilities embodied by the white coat.

CAPTE Grants Candidacy for Accreditation

CAPTE, the governing body for accreditation, approved Trine University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program candidacy for accreditation in early August. Trine’s inaugural class of 2017 began classes on August 25 in the newly renovated 1819 Carew Street building in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Students are well on their way through the first semester and are excited for this new journey.

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A Diverse Group of Students

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s first class, arrived at Trine from 23 universities in eight states. Undergraduate degrees range from elementary education and construction management to exercise science and kinesiology.  Three of the students were practicing Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) and another student was enrolled in PTA school before being accepted into the program.

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; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective 7/29/2014, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Trine University 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 technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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