Provo College announces that its Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree program has received affirmation of accreditation for the next 10 years by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The CAPTE accreditation team conducted its assessment between December 3 and 6, 2017, meeting with faculty, staff, students, alumni, clinical education partners, and administration.

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%, notes a media release from Provo College.

“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, says in the release.

“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, states that, “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!”

[Source(s): Provo College, PR Newswire]