Physical Therapy


The Doctor of Physical Therapy is a new program proposed by the College of Health Sciences at Faulkner University. The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is a post-baccalaureate degree that allows graduates to apply for licensure to practice as physical therapists, which is required in all states. Graduates will be prepared to practice as generalists in diverse environments and as leaders in their profession, community and as part of the interprofessional health care team.

Mission of the Department of Physical Therapy

The mission of the department of physical therapy is to glorify God by graduating independent practitioners and leaders who are committed to addressing the changing needs of the individual, the profession and a global society with compassion, integrity and best evidence in order to optimize health and movement. Graduates will be able to work collaboratively in a diverse environment.

Anticipated start date is Fall 2021.

Accreditation Status:


Graduation from a Physical Therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

CAPTE Contact Information

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone (703) 706-3245
Email address:

Faulkner University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1, 2020. 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.


Program prospectus currently under review.

Pending SACSCOC approval.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Contact information:

Dr. Heather E. Mount, PT (334) 386-7379,