• CAPTE does not accredit, certify, approve or otherwise legitimize the academic credentials of individuals who received their physical therapy education in other countries.

    For information related to obtaining a license to practice in the US, visit the Web pages of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, the Foreign Credentialing Commission for Physical Therapy or the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Currently Accredited Foreign Programs

    CAPTE currently accredits two physical therapy programs in other countries:

    Canada
    University of Toronto (1998-present)

    Scotland
    The Robert Gordon University (1998-present)

    Previously Accredited Foreign Programs

    CAPTE previously accredited programs at the following institutions:

    Canada
    Dalhousie University (1998-2002)
    McGill University (1984-2002)
    McMaster University (1998-2001)
    Queen's University (1996-2002)
    Universite de Montreal (1996-2002)
    Universite Laval (1997-2002)
    University of Alberta (1996-2002)
    University of British Columbia (1997-2002)
    University of Manitoba (1995-2002)
    University of Ottawa (1999-2002)
    University of Saskatchewan (1996-2002)
    University of Western Ontario (1996-2015)

    France
    Centre European d'Enseignement en Reeducation et Readaptation Fonctionel (1997-2002)

    Northern Ireland
    University of Ulster at Jordanstown (1998-2005)

    Netherlands
    Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven (1998-2002)
    Hanzehogeschool van Groningen (1997-2002)
    Saxion Hogeschool Enschede / University of Professional Education, Hogeschool Enschede (1994-2002)
    Hogeschool van Amsterdam (1996-2002)

    No other programs outside the US have ever been accredited by CAPTE.

  • Last Updated: 1/21/2016
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org