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The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs. Program data is collected annually and is used for program reviews and to create the annual aggregate data and salary reports. It is also used by state licensing boards, researchers and other interested parties.

Scope of Accreditation Activities

CAPTE accredits physical therapist professional education programs offered at the clinical doctoral degree level by higher education institutions in the U.S. and internationally. CAPTE also accredits physical therapist assistant education programs offered at the associate degree level by higher education institutions in the U.S.


Aggregate Data
View Demographic information about PT and PTA education programs is available, including program, student and faculty data. This information is collected on an annual basis in the Annual Accreditation Report (AAR).

Access aggregate program data.

School Codes
School codes for licensure purposes are the purview of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). FSBPT will be notified of initial accreditation of PT and PTA programs within 30 days of the CAPTE decision made at a CAPTE meeting.

Master Lists of Accredited Programs

View currently and previously accredited education programs, including information about degrees conferred and first and last graduating classes, via the Master Lists. Each Master List is updated approximately 60 days after each CAPTE meeting.

Physical Therapist Assistant List

Physical Therapist List