Candidacy is now an accredited status for the first cohort of students only. Regardless of the full accreditation decision made by CAPTE, the first cohort will have graduated from an accredited program and will be able to sit for the licensure exam.
Please contact DPTKnoxville@LMUnet.edu with any further questions.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Lincoln Memorial 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 December 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associates through Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University.
LMU plans to offer the DPT program in May of 2021 pending approval of the SACSCOC.