LC approved for doctoral programs

Thursday December 10 2009


Lynchburg College has been approved by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), to offer degrees at the doctoral level.

"The vote came late Monday at the SACS meeting in Atlanta and allows us to move full speed ahead with plans for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, slated to begin in the fall of 2010," said President Kenneth Garren. "This SACS approval puts Lynchburg College in a very strong position to consider a variety of future possibilities to best serve Lynchburg and Region 2000 with highly skilled graduates."

The SACS approval was the first step in the accreditation process for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, the first doctoral program to be offered at Lynchburg College. The three-year graduate program will prepare students desiring to enter the physical therapy profession. The College will next seek accreditation candidacy by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.