• A group of more than 300 volunteers are available to participate in visits to PT and PTA programs that are being reviewed by CAPTE.

    Who They Are

    The cadre of on-site reviewers includes PTs, PTAs and individuals who are not from the profession.

    Each team that visits a PT program has three members: two PTs (an educator and a clinician), and a higher education administrator or basic scientist or educator from another health discipline.

    Each team that visits a PTA program has three members: one PTA educator (PT or PTA), a clinician (PTA), and a higher education administrator.

    All on-site reviewers are trained for their roles and commit to participating on at least one 5-day visit per year.

    Becoming an On-site Reviewer

    We identify potential on-site reviewers in a variety of ways: they are nominated by team members or faculty, they are recruited by staff and they self-nominate.

    We are always looking for individuals to serve as on-site reviewers who:

    • are able to do at least one visit per year;
    • have time to carefully and thoroughly review self-study materials prior to each visit;
    • have strong oral and written communication skills;
    • are able to work in small groups;
    • are able to set aside any biases they may have about physical therapy education;
    • are able to maintain confidentiality.

    If you are interested in becoming an on-site reviewer, contact accreditation@apta.org.

  • Last Updated: 2/26/2018
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org