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Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Germanna is a Developing Program, as defined by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is the professional organization for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The Careers page at http://www.apta.org/Careers/ provides excellent information about the profession and educational requirements.

Candidate for Accreditation

Effective April 29, 2015, the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Germanna Community College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.orgaccreditation@apta.org. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.