Coronavirus Important Updates

New Physical Therapy Program in Development

Seton Hill University is developing a Physical Therapy Program to meet the local, regional and national needs for physical therapists. The developing Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will prepare students for entry-level practice as physical therapists. The University provides a strong foundation for a successful physical therapy program due to its mission, strong health science programs, financial stability, community support, and liberal arts curriculum. 

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. Seton Hill 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 March 1, 2021. 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.

If Seton Hill's program is granted candidacy, the University plans to admit the first class into the new Physical Therapy Program in fall 2021.

Want to Know More? Please email Program Director Craig Ruby or Director of Clinical Education Jamie Dunlap Coates