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The program must provide the public with accurate, reliable and easily available information about student outcomes.graduation rate, licensure pass rate, employment rate

The Physical Therapy program at Eastern Washington University is fully and unconditionally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.  (CAPTE) ,1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;

The graduates of the DPT are eligible to sit for state licensure examinations.  We admit 38 students each Fall. 

Student Outcomes

Class of 2010 Class of 2011 

Class of 2012 

Class of 2013

Graduation Rate

92.5 94.7 97.3 95.3

Pass Rate

100 100 100 100
Employment Rate


100 100 100

Complaint Process

Any party who has a vested interest in the Department of Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University may file a complaint against the program or an employee of the program. Complaints can come from constituents within the program (e.g., faculty members, staff members, students) or outside the program (e.g., employers of the program's graduates, off-campus supervisors, professionals, etc.). The nature of the complaint determines the steps that should be taken:

  • Students who have complaints regarding sexual harassment should contact the Office of Human Resources, Rights, and Risks at Eastern Washington University.
  • Students who have complaints regarding grades received in courses or practicum should follow the university's grade appeal policy, which can be found in the university catalog or by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Students who have complaints of a general nature should follow procedures in the Student Handbook.
  • Faculty and staff members who have complaints against other faculty or staff members or against the department chair should follow the university's grievance procedures. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs or the Office of Human Resources, Rights, and Risks for further information.
  • Any party who believes that the Physical Therapy program is not in compliance with any number of accreditation standards should address their concerns to the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy CAPTE  How To File A Formal Complaint

If you require further assistance in filing a complaint, feel free to contact the department chair, Meryl Gersh; 509 828-1360

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)

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