PTA program earns accreditation reaffirmation

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Morton College announced August 22nd that its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. This is the first time in three cycles the program has received full accreditation following a site visit.

“Our Physical Therapist Assistant faculty have worked hard to make the program a success, so this outcome is evidence of the hard work put in by the faculty over the years,” said Program Director Dr. Fran Wedge.

The program prepares PTA students to provide skilled, direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in a variety of health care settings. Currently 52 students are enrolled in the program, which requires a two-year curriculum designed to integrate classroom and hands-on clinical learning.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our PTA faculty. Their hard work and dedication to our students has paid off and been rewarded,” said Dr. Stan Fields, President of Morton College. “The turnaround of this program is just one example of what our faculty will do to ensure our students achieve success.”

Morton College's PTA program is one of the oldest, accredited PTA programs in Illinois, accredited by CAPTE in June of 1971.

The PTA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and is a proud partner of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.