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The Program in Physical Therapy (DPT) at UTHSC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703.706.3245; email:; website:

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please contact R. Barry Dale, PT, PhD, OCS, SCS, MBA, ATC, CSCS by email

The Program received initial accreditation by CAPTE in 1966 and has been continuously accredited since that time.


Contact Information:

If you have a concern about the accreditation status of the program, wish to express a concern about the accreditation process, and/or have a complaint about the UTHSC DPT Program, you are encouraged to contact CAPTE at

For Complaints Falling Outside of Due Process Procedures:

Complaints that fall outside of due process procedures and that are not subject to a specific University grievance policy should be directed to Dr. Barry Dale, Department Chair, at or Dr. Stephen Alway, Dean of the College of Health Professions, at Retaliation for filing a complaint is prohibited.

Feb 1, 2024