The first draft of revised criteria for physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) education programs is now available for review, and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is seeking input both online and at the upcoming 2014 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Las Vegas.
The document is being made available at the CAPTE webpage related to the project. The draft, created by CAPTE's Criteria Revision Group (CRG), is intended to be the basis for a set of revised criteria that will guide accreditation decisions. As part of its refinement process the CRG is hoping to receive feedback from interested parties including faculty, university and program administrators, practitioners, students, alumni, and employers.
The CRG offers 2 ways to provide input—via an online survey with a February 24 deadline, and at an in-person hearing during the CSM. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 pm in Galileo-1003, 1004, 1005 on the first level of the Venetian, the host hotel. The survey is easy to complete, but the CRG advises participants that they must enable cookies and be sure to use the same computer and web browser if they decide to complete the survey over more than 1 session.
Revisions developed as a result of this round of commentary will be made available for later comment. The CRG will meet in early March to discuss feedback received from the surveys and CSM session.
Questions about the process? Need more information? Contact CAPTE staff.
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