Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2019 brings ‘A’ game with 100% pass rate

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2019

Augusta University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2019 has a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam.

“The perfect, first-time passing of the National Physical Therapy Examination is a pinnacle that I knew we were capable of achieving, because we have always been very close. But when it finally happens, the joy for everyone involved is amazing,” said Dr. Kevin Brueilly, department chair and professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.

“The sense of achievement for the students is contagious for everyone that will follow. And the faculty certainly should feel accomplished — they may not think so, but they deserve so much credit!” he added.

For AU’s DPT students, the NPTE is a nationwide exam taken after graduation to begin work in the field. Graduates may begin their careers by completing an accredited residency program or completing 2,000 hours of clinical work and getting board certified.

The admissions process for the department is selective, with only 40 students admitted per cohort.

Learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy.

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