• The following document provides information for individuals considering the development of a physical therapist (PT) professional graduate education program or a physical therapist assistant (PTA) associate degree program.

    Because the initial investment in a PT or a PTA program is substantial, careful planning is required to determine if there is a need/market for the program, if the program will be congruent with the institution's mission, if the internal and external resources will be sufficient to ensure a quality program, and other important questions.

    This document is not meant to address or replace accreditation requirements.

    Guide to the Development of Education Programs: Initial Considerations and Feasibility (.pdf) 

  • Last Updated: 2/18/2011
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org