Continuing Education

NEO Announces CAPTE Approval of Its PTA Program

Screen Shot_2012-12-21_at_11.59.00_AMA recent news release announces that the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) recently awarded approval to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO)’s physical therapist assistant (PTA) program, allowing the college to continue to provide the associate in applied science degree in PTA. According to Sidney Morgan, PTA, MS, director of the PTA program, (pictured far right)“The accreditation process is very intense and time consuming. The administration, faculty, and staff at NEO worked together to help with this project.”

The release reports that the PTA program graduated its first class in 1997 and its accreditation, Bethene Fahnestock, PhD, vice president of Academic Affiars, (pictured above, left) says, “reflects the dedicated efforts of Sidney Morgan, program director, the NEO faculty, and our clinical partners in maintaining a quality program.”

NEO notes that the program is comprised of a 1 + 1 format and provides students with technology in the classroom and skills lab, offering a life-like simulation in basic and advanced PTA care.

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Source: NEO