§77.1 Professional study of physical therapy.
- As used in this section, acceptable accrediting agency shall mean an organization accepted by the department as a reliable authority for the purpose of accrediting physical therapy programs, having accreditation standards that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for programs registered as leading to licensure in physical therapy pursuant to section 52.43 of this Title, and applying its criteria for granting accreditation of programs in a fair, consistent, and nondiscriminatory manner, such as an agency recognized for this purpose by the United States Department of Education.
- To meet the professional education requirement for licensure in this State, the applicant shall present evidence of:
- a master's or higher degree in physical therapy from a program registered by the department or accredited by an acceptable accrediting agency; or
- completion of a program satisfactory to the department which is substantially equivalent to a master's degree program in physical therapy registered by the department and which culminates in the degree or diploma accepted by the civil authorities of the country in which the studies were completed as satisfying the educational requirements for the practice of physical therapy in that country.