Hodges’ PTA Program Earns Expanded CAPTE Accreditation

May 19, 2020 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Hodges University has earned accreditation approval to expand its current program. The expansion means a second class of PTA students will start this July in the new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences building on the Fort Myers Campus. The application deadline is June 6, 2020.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

“CAPTE is the gold standard when it comes to accreditation,” said Dr. Cindy Vaccarino, PT, DPT, the PTA program director. “It’s the only Physical Therapy accreditation agency that is recognized by both the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.”

Currently, there are only 371 PTA programs nationally that have earned this accreditation. Hodges PTA students can complete the program in less than two years thanks to its accelerated, daytime program. The employment rate after graduation is 100%.

For more information about Hodges’ PTA program, visit https://pathways.hodges.edu/courses/physical-therapy-assistant/.

Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.