The mission of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education is to ensure and advance excellence in physical therapy education.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education will be the global premier pathway to accreditation in physical therapy education.
CAPTE accredits physical therapist professional education programs offered at the master’s and clinical doctoral degree levels by higher education institutions in the United States and internationally. [CAPTE accredited programs outside the United States are not recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) due to USDE’s scope for CAPTE only encompassing programs in the United States.] CAPTE also accredits paraprofessional physical therapist assistant technical education programs offered at the associate degree level by higher education institutions in the United States only.
Last Updated: 2/23/2018