The Physical Therapy professional major is designed to meet the educational requirements for a physical therapist and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists. Upon graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy professional program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). Students must then pass the NPTE exam to become a licensed Physical Therapist in the United States. Each state might have additional supplemental requirements for state licensure such as an exam on state law related to physical therapy practice. Students are encouraged to become familiar with those additional supplemental requirements, if any, for each state they are considering seeking licensure.

If your intent is to secure licensure outside of Oregon, then BEFORE beginning OSU’s program, review the table below to determine whether OSU has obtained confirmation from the state or territory to formally identify whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure. If it is currently unknown whether this program meets the education requirements for licensure, the status is "not yet determined."

If this program is identified as “not yet determined" or "does not meet” it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational requirements for licensure. In these instances, we recommend contacting the licensing agency for confirmation, before you begin the OSU program.

Additionally, since state and territory regulations can change, should you pursue this OSU program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure requirements during your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility. To help facilitate this, direct links to the licensing agencies have been provided when possible.

Status State Licensing Agency
Meets Alabama Alabama Board of Physical Therapy
  Alaska Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board
  American Samoa American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board (no website)
  Arizona Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
  Arkansas Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  California Physical Therapy Board of California
  Colorado Colorado State Physical Therapy Board
  Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Health Care Professions Licensing Board
  Connecticut Connecticut Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists
  Delaware Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
  District of Columbia District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy
  Florida Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  Georgia Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
  Guam Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners
  Hawaii Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy
  Idaho Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board
  Illinois Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation - Illinois Physical Therapy Board
  Indiana Indiana Physical Therapy Board
  Iowa Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy
  Kansas Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  Kentucky Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy
  Louisiana Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
  Maine Maine Board of Physical Therapy
  Maryland Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals
  Michigan Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
  Minnesota Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy
  Mississippi Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy
  Missouri Missouri Advisory Commission for Physical Therapists
  Montana Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit
  Nevada Nevada Physical Therapy Board
  New Hampshire New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, Physical Therapy Governing Board
  New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  New Mexico New Mexico Physical Therapy Board
  New York New York State Board for Physical Therapy
  North Carolina North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  North Dakota North Dakota State Board of Physical Therapy
  Ohio Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
  Oklahoma Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Physical Therapists Committee
  Oregon Oregon Board of Physical Therapy
  Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
  Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Office of Regulation and Certification of Health Professionals
  Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy
  South Carolina South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy
  South Dakota South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
  Tennessee Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy
  Texas Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  U.S. Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Board of Physical Therapy
  Utah Utah Physical Therapy Licensing Board
  Vermont Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Physical Therapists
  Virginia Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
  Washington Washington Board of Physical Therapy
  West Virginia West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
  Wisconsin Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board
  Wyoming Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy
Doesn't Meet None at this time  

Note: While Oregon State University strives to ensure the information contained here is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may change or be updated without our knowledge.

Last revised July 15, 2022