Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The Marshall University School of Physical Therapy is committed to supporting increased access and opportunity for everyone involved in physical therapy education (e.g., students, faculty, staff, clinical instructors). The MUSOPT supports the efforts of the Marshall University President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Commission is committed to developing and implementing educational and social initiatives that reflect the University’s commitment to all stakeholders and its pledge to create and maintain a community for all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status.

The SOPT supports the Marshall University Creed.

The SOPT also supports the efforts of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) through the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consortium and the efforts of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

MU School of Physical Therapy

  • 33% of SOPT faculty are individuals of color
  • 42% of SOPT faculty are female
  • 6% of SOPT students are individuals of color
  • 58% of SOPT students are female

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Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

All SOPT faculty and students must be aware of our responsibility for preserving the privacy, dignity, and safety of all people, including patients, patient’s families or caregivers, students, faculty, and support staff who are involved in the program in any way. Involvement in the program includes in classrooms, laboratories, clinical education, patient care, research, and administrative activities. It is the policy of Marshall University to provide equal education and employment opportunities for prospective and current members of its student body, faculty, and staff based on individual qualifications and merit. To ensure genuine equal opportunities for all:

(1) Marshall University prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, or disabilities.

(2) Marshall University will, whenever appropriate, take affirmative actions to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise, treat without discrimination qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.

(3) Marshall University will not affiliate with nor grant recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies or practices that discriminate based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, or disabilities. All employees and contractors of the University are required to comply with this policy in the exercise of their functions. Anyone who believes that s/he has been denied the benefits of this policy should contact the Office of Equity Programs for appropriate action.

Any requests for information on the implementation of this policy should be addressed to the Office of Equity Programs 206 Old Main Marshall University Huntington, WV 25755 304-696-2597.
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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Marshall University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

CAPTE Accreditation Verification

The MU SOPT is a proud member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).
American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

Program Reciprocity Status

Students who graduate from the Marshall University SOPT and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination are eligible for Physical Therapy Licensure in all 50 states.