Every member of the University of Lynchburg Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2014 has now earned national licensure.
The class has achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination. Administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, the exam is required for program graduates to work as licensed physical therapists. Among the 2013 cohort, 98 percent have passed the examination.
This level of success is extremely high for any program, let alone a relatively young program, said Dr. Rusty Smith, director of the program. “The success of our DPT students is a testimony to the students’ hard work, the commitment to excellence by faculty, and the support from the University of Lynchburg Administration,” he said. “That is indeed a recipe for success.”
The National Physical Therapy Examination is a computer-administered examination with 250 questions.