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.
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.
Scope of Accreditation Activities
CAPTE accredits physical therapist professional education programs offered at the clinical doctoral degree levels by higher education institutions in the United States and internationally. 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.