Effective November 11, 2015, BYU-I PTA Program at Brigham Young University-Idaho is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:   

Graduation from a PTA program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure exam.  This examination is a requirement for licensure in all states.

BYU-Idaho offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree for the occupation of Physical Therapist Assistant. AAS degrees are generally 60 to 70 credits and they have reduced general education requirements. For this reason, the AAS degree may not transfer to other colleges or universities. You may contact the Academic Discover Center if you would like to learn more about what an AAS degree is.    

The faculty and administrators at BYU-Idaho are committed to maintaining accreditation.  We are also committed to continuous assessment and evaluation of the PTA program to ensure that it is the very best in PTA education.

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