CAPTE is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education. CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
The college’s first physical therapist assistant students graduated in August. The two-year degree program culminates in an Associate of Applied Science degree; students wishing to continue their studies to the bachelor’s level may continue in the college’s applied health studies major.
Hands-on learning — a hallmark of a Penn College education — takes place in a well-equipped, on-campus laboratory where students practice skills and interventions. In addition, students attend clinical education experiences at regional facilities that offer physical therapy services.
Accreditation by CAPTE is a statement that a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program meets the standards for quality set by the profession.
To learn more about Penn College’s physical therapist assistant program, call 570-327-4519 or visit www.pct.edu/pta.
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