Criminal Background Checks

Students who are offered admission to Marshall University School of Physical Therapy are required to have a criminal background check.  Complete instructions on obtaining and forwarding these documents will be provided to students who are offered admission, prior to matriculation.  Clinical rotation sites that require a criminal background check may deny a student’s participation in the clinical rotation because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse.  Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experience for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance.  As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the program.  Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Marshall, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional.  Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies or state licensure board.

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We’re now accepting applications for May 2021.

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The CASPer test is now required when applying to MU DPT program. Learn more about the CASPer test.

Accreditation

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

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.