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Mountwest PTA program accreditation reaffirmed

June 03, 2013

Huntington, W.Va. - The accreditation status of the Mountwest Physical Therapist Assistant Program has been reaffirmed by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), following its spring meeting.  

CAPTE is the only nationally recognized accrediting agency for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs. CAPTE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for this purpose.

“I’d like to thank all the individuals that participated in the accreditation process with special recognition toward the clinical facilities and instructors that have been instrumental in providing quality educational experiences for our students,” said Travis Carlton, Professor and PTA Program Director at Mountwest. “The program strives to provide a quality education that meets the expectations of employers and the communities we serve.”

According to CAPTE, “Accreditation is a statement that a physical therapist assistant education program meets the standards for quality set by the profession.  The public is assured that accredited physical therapy education programs are evaluated extensively and conform to general expectations in the professional field. Because accreditation requires continual self-evaluation, regular reports, and periodic external review, the public can be assured the educational quality of the programs remains current and reflects changes in knowledge and practice of the profession.”

For additional information, please contact the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, at 703-706-3245 or