Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a new program proposed by the College of Health Sciences at Faulkner University. The DPT 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.


Anticipated start date is Fall 2021


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Contact information:

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


Director of Clinical Education

Cindy LaPorte PT, PhD
(334) 386-7385


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.