Physical Therapist Assistant

Approval / Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a technical health care worker who performs patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Typical settings include hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, private practice, geriatric care facilities, sport medicine centers, school systems, and industrial sites. Program Status: Limited Enrollment

ACCREDITATION STATUS

The Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at Allen Park, Flint, and Muskegon are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone:703-706-3245; Web address: www.capteonline.org; e-mail: accreditation@apta.org.

Program graduates will have met the academic requirements needed to apply for the NPTAE licensure exam.

Effective July 31, 2013, Baker College of Auburn Hills has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affilitation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

 

 

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