[ skip to content ]

PHYSICAL THERAPY BOASTS 98 PERCENT PASS RATE ON LICENSURE EXAM

Students in Old Dominion's College of Health Sciences continue to best both state and national averages in licensure exam pass rates.

Of the 58 students who took the physical therapy licensing exam for the first time in 2000-01, 98.3 percent passed, according to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

The first-time pass rate of accredited schools in Virginia was 96.8 percent and 91.9 percent for accredited schools across the United States. Overall, the pass rate for students at accredited and non-accredited schools was 86.9 percent.

Earlier this year, Old Dominion's nursing students had the highest pass rate of all baccalaureate programs in Virginia, 96 percent, on the National Council Licensure Examination. In addition, Elizabeth Ahern, a medical technology student who graduated in December, recorded the nation's highest score on the American Society of Clinical Psychologists National Registry Exam.

This article was posted on: August 9, 2001

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114
http://www.odu.edu/news

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.