has selected 9 association members to serve on the PTA Education Feasibility
Study Work Group: Wendy Bircher, PT, EdD (NM), Derek Brandes (WA), Barbara
Carter, PTA (WI), Martha Hinman, PT, EdD (TX), Mary Lou Romanello, PT, PhD, ATC
(MD), Steven Skinner, PT, EdD (NY), Lisa Stejskal, PTA, MAEd (IL), Jennifer
Whitney, PT, DPT, KEMG (CA), and Geneva Johnson, PT, PhD, FAPTA (LA). The work group is addressing the motion Feasibility Study
for Transitioning to an Entry-Level Baccalaureate Physical Therapist Assistant
Degree (RC 20-12) from the 2012 House of Delegates. The work group will address
the first phase of the study, finalizing the study plan and identifying
relevant data sources for exploring the feasibility of transitioning the
entry-level degree for the PTA to a bachelor's degree.
APTA supporting staff members
are Janet Crosier, PT, DPT, MEd, lead PTA services specialist; Janet Bezner,
PT, PhD, vice president of education and governance and administration; Doug
Clarke, accreditation PTA programs manager; and Libby Ross, director of
than 200 individuals volunteered to serve on the work group by submitting their
names to the Volunteer Interest Pool (VIP). APTA expects to engage additional
members in the data collection process.
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