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These resources have been curated to assist accredited programs, programs with candidacy status, and those that are considering developing a physical therapy education program. 

Accreditation Handbook
Includes the Rules of Practice and Procedure; Standards and Required Elements for PT and PTA Programs; and CAPTE Position Papers.

Aggregate Program Data
Includes demographic information accredited PT and PTA education programs and the numbers of accredited and developing programs.

CAPTE Status & Action Definitions
Preaccreditation and accreditation status definitions, and CAPTE action definitions.

Program Development
For individuals considering the development of a PT professional graduate education program or a PTA associate degree program.

Core Faculty Determination Table
The new Core Faculty Determination Table is intended to be a resource for program directors of DPT programs when considering whether a faculty member is core or not. The table identifies core faculty characteristics delineated in both the definition of core faculty and in related required elements to assist in determining an individual’s role within the program. This table was approved at CAPTE's Fall 2020 meeting as a resource for DPT programs.

Interprofessional Education Guidance Document
The Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education collaborated on the document "Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions." The document, endorsed by 24 HPAC member boards/commissions including CAPTE, was released on February 1, 2019 to the public.

Student Financial Fact Sheet

The Commissioner on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education voted to require all Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs and Physical Therapist Assistant Programs to “provide the public with current, accurate, reliable, and easily available information about the cost of attendance” (CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedures 8.20(c) Student Costs).  Post the document within one click of the program’s main web page.

2021-2022 DPT Student Financial Fact Sheet
Instructions for the DPT 2021 Financial Fact Sheet

2021-2022 PTA Student Financial Fact Sheet
Instructions for the PTA 2021 Financial Fact Sheet