Central Methodist University (CMU) announces that the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has granted its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program full accreditation for the next 5 years.

CAPTE based its decision to grant accreditation based on the program’s general compliance with standards and required elements.

The process has taken more than 4 years, says CMU’s Jennifer Spielbauer, director of the PTA Program, in a news story from Central Methodist University.

“From the beginning, there was a vision of where this was going to go, but now to see it come to fruition is humbling and exciting,” she says in the news story. “I look forward to watching the program continue to grow.”

Spielbauer adds that CMU’s PTA Program does a great job getting involved with surrounding communities, and that many have opened their arms—allowing students access to their facilities and clients.

“The PTA Program has and will continue to expand our mission beyond the classroom,” she states. “We are developing great partnerships that benefit students and all parties involved.”

[Source: Central Methodist University]