Physical Therapist Assistant Accreditation

Accreditation

The PTA program at St. Catherine University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 651-690-7823 or email hmclynch@stkate.edu.

The program also works in association with:

Comments and Concerns
To offer comments/concerns related to the St Catherine University PTA Program contact Holly Clynch, PT, DPT, GCS at hmclynch@stkate.edu or 651-690-7823.

Program Outcomes

Graduate employment rate 
The three year average of PTA program graduates employed within 12 months after graduation is 100%. The average is based on the graduating classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018. As reported to CAPTE 12/01/2019.

Persistence to graduate
The PTA program's 3-year graduation rate is 88.2%, an average of years 2017 (91.4%), 2018 (83.3%), and 2019 (90.0%). As reported to CAPTE 12/01/2019.

State licensure information
Information regarding preparation for the PTA licensure exam and application for licensure in the state of Minnesota can be found on the following websites:

Licensure Exam Results Summary (as reported by FSBPT on 09/23/2020)

CLASS ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY RESULTS
2020 93.8%
2019 96.6%
2018 76.2%
2017 86.7%

State Requirements for Licensure

The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education based on the following: Accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program by CAPTE satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, student graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at fsbpt.org