The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate’s degree program at Rasmussen College’s Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Minn, campus has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Additionally, the program received commendation from CAPTE praising faculty and staff for developing “a comprehensive and high quality program that recognizes the need for a strong faculty, strong inter-collegial interactions and strong ties to the community,” the college announces in a media release.

“We are proud to have successfully fulfilled CAPTE’s rigorous requirements for our PTA program. Achieving accreditation reinforces the College is delivering on our responsibility to offer an exceptional education to our students,” says Amy Garrigues, Rasmussen College executive director of physical therapy and rehabilitation services, in the release.

“The Rasmussen College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s degree curriculum provides hands-on experience in both on-campus labs as well as clinical practice at healthcare facilities, so students can develop the confidence and skills employers are looking for,” notes Dr Matthew Vraa, Rasmussen College Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus PTA program director.

“Students learn the skills needed to improve a patient’s mobility and decrease pain, as well as the ability to comfortably and confidently interact with physical therapists, healthcare team members, and patients of all ages and stages of care,” he adds.

The program is offered with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows students to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance, the release continues.

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