Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education | Wikipedia audio article


The Commission on Accreditation in Physical
Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
for granting accreditation status to entry-level education programs for physical therapists
and physical therapist assistants. The stated mission of CAPTE includes “establishing
and applying standards that assure quality and continuous improvement in the entry-level
preparation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and that reflect the
evolving nature of education, research, and practice”. It is based in Alexandria, Virginia. As of 16 December, 2011, CAPTE recognizes
200 educational institutions supporting 210 accredited programs for PTs and 259 institutions
supporting 280 accredited programs for PTAs.==See also==
American Physical Therapy Association Physical therapy
Physical therapy education

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