Saint Louis University

Program in Physical Therapy

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes Data
The freshman entry six-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Saint Louis University is divided into two phases. The pre-professional phase of the program starts with the freshman year and extends through the spring semester of the junior year. The professional phase of the program begins the summer following the junior year and extends through the spring of the second post-baccalaureate year.

Matriculation Rate
For the Program in Physical Therapy, the matriculation rate is defined as the percentage of students who were admitted as freshmen and then entered the professional phase of the program without interruption. Over 60% of the students leaving the Program in PT between their freshman and senior year do so because they decide to pursue another major at SLU. Less than 15% of students leave the Program because of academic eligibility issues. All students who choose to leave the program meet with a program faculty representative to discuss their decision. The data for the past five DPT classes is provided below: (Cohorts are identified by year of DPT graduation)

Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
74.2% 81.2% 93.1% 84.2% 86.8%

 

Graduation Rate
For the Program in Physical Therapy, the graduation rate is defined as the percentage of students who began the professional phase of the program and graduated within 150% of normal curricular time (3 years). The data for the past five graduating PT classes is provided below: (Cohorts are identified by year of MPT/DPT graduation)

Class of 2009 (MPT) Class of 2010 (DPT) Class of 2011 (DPT) Class of 2012 (DPT) Class of 2013 (DPT)
90.9% 89.9% 95.9% 95.8% NA

NA = not available

Employment Rate
For the Program in Physical Therapy, the employment rate is defined as the percentage of graduates who were employed as PTs or PTAs within six months of passing the licensure examination. The data for the past five graduating PT classes is provided below: (Cohorts are identified by year of DPT graduation)

Class of 2009 (MPT) Class of 2010 (DPT) Class of 2011 (DPT) Class of 2012 (DPT) Class of 2013 (DPT)
100% 100% 100% 100% 96%

NA = not available

National Physical Therapy Examination Results
In order to obtain a license to practice physical therapy in the United States. A person must have a degree in physical therapy from an accredited physical therapist education program and must also pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Information regarding pass rates for accredited programs in the United States is available on the FSBPT website. The pass rates for graduates of the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy over the past fie years are presented in the table below.

Graduation Year SLU Ultimate Pass Rate National Ultimate Pass Rate
2009 100% 98%
 2010 100%  99%
2011 100% 99%
2012 97.3% 98%
2013 100% NA

NA = not available

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