Our work is rooted in an understanding that high standards in physical therapy education are key to the continued health and growth of the profession. Our commitment to this idea guides everything we do.
We promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity, as we foster continuous improvement to elevate the educational community, profession and public by furthering quality in physical therapy education and practice.
Transforming Physical Therapy education to empower innovation, ensure excellence, and advance the profession for populations served.
Scope of Accreditation Activities
CAPTE accredits physical therapist professional education programs offered at the clinical doctoral degree level by higher education institutions in the United States and internationally. CAPTE also accredits physical therapist assistant education programs offered at the associate degree level by higher education institutions in the United States.