I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia University. On behalf of Alvernia administration, faculty, and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website and introduce you to our newly developing DPT Program, the first program for the education of physical therapists in Berks County!
Let me first congratulate you on your decision to consider a career in Physical Therapy. Regardless of where you decide to pursue your education, we are excited that you have chosen a profession where you will have the opportunity to change lives on a daily basis. At Alvernia, we are extremely excited to be working toward the development of an innovative educational experience that distinguishes us from other programs. As you consider your educational options, I invite you to ask the question, “Why Alvernia?!”
The Alvernia University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is:
Perhaps the most compelling reason to consider Alvernia, however, is our commitment to establish a culture of excellence that promotes the imperative, “To Learn, To Love, and To Serve”. A wise man once said, “Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise through which enough people will learn to want what is worth having. No true education can leave out the moral and spiritual dimensions of human life and striving”. Toward that end, our primary objective is to develop clinically-competent, community-conscious graduates who are prepared to think critically and serve altruistically as they become life-long learners, reflective professionals, engaged citizens, and ethical leaders with moral courage. I wish you well and hope that I may have the opportunity to join you in your journey!
Dr. Christopher Wise
Graduation from a physical therapist program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Alvernia University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program submitted an Application for Candidacy on June 1, 2014, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage and underwent an on-site review on July 29-31, 2014. Submission of this document and on-site review does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation. All students accepted into the charter DPT class of 2018 will be accepted conditionally and graduation will be contingent upon full accreditation status as granted by CAPTE.