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100% Pass Rate!

March 2010

St. Ambrose University's 2009 doctor of physical therapy graduates earned a 100 percent first-time pass rate on their licensing exam, the National Physical Therapy Examination.

According to a report from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), St. Ambrose's DPT program graduates exceeded the national average in 100 percent of the exam question categories. The 2009 first-time pass rate for all CAPTE accredited programs was 87 percent and the first-time pass rate for the four programs in the state of Iowa was 88 percent.

The SAU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program provides high quality professional and post-professional education for physical therapists, enhancing clinical reasoning and promoting evidence-based practice. Courses are taught by physical therapists with strong clinical and academic experience, and experts in areas such as orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, pediatrics, geriatrics and wound management. Students can choose clinical placements from a pool of more than 400 sites, including general and specialized practice areas.

For more information, contact the Physical Therapy Department at 563/333-6403 or go to

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