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Provo College maintains prestigious CAPTE accreditation for its Physical Therapist Assistant program

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Provo College maintains prestigious CAPTE accreditation for its Physical Therapist Assistant program

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PROVO, Utah, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Provo College received reaffirmation of accreditation for its Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Founded in 1977, The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; accreditation@apta.org; (703) 684-2782 or (703) 706-3245, is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs. 

The CAPTE accreditation team conducted its assessment December 3-6, 2017, meeting with faculty, staff, students, alumni, clinical education partners, and administration. The Physical Therapist Assistant program received official notification August 8, 2018 that its accreditation has been extended for another ten years.  In the Summary of Action letter the Commission specifically noted Student Achievement for the program with the 2016-2017 reporting period having an 87.2% graduation rate (2015 and 2016 cohorts), a licensure examination pass rate of 100% (2015 and 2016 cohorts) and an employment rate for 2016-2017 graduates at 100%.

"It is an honor that the Physical Therapist Assistant program, at Provo College, received reaffirmation of accreditation for 10 years," Jana Colyar, Academic Dean at Provo College, said.  "Individuals seeking an education in the Physical Therapist Assistant field can be confident knowing they will receive the highest quality of education, compliant with all CAPTE standards, when enrolling in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Provo College." 

Susan Cotterman, Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program said: "Provo College faculty and staff are focused on student success and will continue to offer excellence in education in the Physical Therapist Assistant program for many years to come. Meeting CAPTE's high accreditation standards ensures the Physical Therapist Assistant Program will continue to evolve and improve its already solid curriculum in light of shifting professional, educational, and employer demands. That is one of the purposes of accreditation, to continuously improve and strive for excellence!"

The Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant program at Provo College prepares graduates to work as entry-level physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist. Physical Therapist Assistants provide skilled interventions to clients of all ages with varied musculoskeletal, neurological, pain and movement disorders. Through using techniques such as therapeutic exercise, mobility training, and physical agents and by educating individuals in wellness and rehabilitation activities, physical therapy practitioners help restore and maintain function that allows clients to more fully participate in activities of daily life. Entry level employment is available in varied settings ranging from school systems and fitness centers to skilled long-term care facilities, home care agencies, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Physical Therapist Assistants are valued members of the health care team. Visit https://www.provocollege.edu/physical-therapist-assistant/.

With thousands of graduates along the Wasatch Front, Provo College is committed to healthcare education in Utah. Our mission is to help committed students attain rewarding careers through student-centered training and education of the highest quality. We're accomplishing this mission by teaching the skills that apply directly to the healthcare employers in Utah County. In today's job market, college graduates with career specific skills are in demand. Provo College's programs in Physical Therapist Assisting, Nursing, and Medical Assisting are developed with industry professionals who assist us with curriculum development and also recruit our graduates. At Provo College students receive hands-on learning in the classroom that proves your skills and reduces the need for on-the-job training. 

 

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