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 be considered to have graduated from an accredited program and will be able to sit for the licensure exam. The program will apply for full accreditation in Fall 2023 with a decision made in Spring 2024.
Please contact [email protected] with any further questions.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Effective April 27, 2021, Lincoln Memorial University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone 703-706-3245; email [email protected]). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 865-338-5741 or email [email protected].
Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicated the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.
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.