The Class of 2020 is the inaugural class for HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy.
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2021 – High Point University’s Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 scored a perfect pass rate.
The HPU Department of Physical Therapy’s inaugural Class of 2020 received an ultimate pass rate of 100% on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), four points above the national average. The class also received a first-time pass rate of 93%, two points above the national average.
This is an important step toward practicing professionally. Students need to pass the NPTE in order to apply for licensure within the state they choose to practice. Sixty-one percent of HPU’s Class of 2020 are licensed in North Carolina.
“This is a great accomplishment for our Doctor of Physical Therapy alumni whose diligence over their three years at HPU resulted in their ultimate goal of practicing as a licensed physical therapist,” said Dr. Jeff Taylor, chair and associate professor of HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy. “It illustrates the tremendous effort of our faculty and staff to mentor our DPT students and design and implement a curriculum that educates students for the licensure exam and beyond.”
HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the Congdon School of Health Sciences inside Congdon Hall along with the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. Congdon Hall is part of the university’s $250 million Innovation Corridor, a nearly half-mile stretch of campus where facilities, faculty and STEM focused-programs are collectively housed.
The Department of Physical Therapy’s pass rate is a direct reflection of HPU’s commitment to offering various health care programs for students to pursue. Recently, HPU’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy received full accreditation status by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). HPU announced Dr. Racquel Ingram as founding chair of the Department of Nursing.