APTA has engaged in efforts to ensure the title “DPT” is protected as a designator for a licensed physical therapist under state law and the credential associated with graduating from a “doctor of physical therapy” program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), an organization recognized for this purpose by the US Department of Education. APTA has engaged external legal counsel in this effort. 

Please see the attached document with details and a timeline of APTA & FSBPT's actions regarding this issue. TPTA will continue to update members as new information is released.

Summary of Actions - APTA Efforts to Protect DPT Title and Credential - July 9_Final.pdf