Student Eligibility for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)

In order to gain access to the NPTE, candidates must meet certain eligibility requirements from both 1) the state in which they seek licensure and 2) The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Students are encouraged to refer to the FSBPT website ( for updates and modifications regarding student eligibility and the process of applying for the NPTE.

For a complete list of jurisdiction requirements visit the FSBPT website for the state in which you are seeking licensure. For PA licensure see State Board of PA at




Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 610-568-1546 or email

For more information regarding the process of accreditation, please contact the:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
Phone: 703-706-3245

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