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Physical Therapy director appointed to APTA Subcommittee



Dec 10, 2013 • By Briar Cliff University Bookmark and Share


Cross, Patrick

Dr. Patrick Cross, director, physical therapy*, has been appointed to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Advocacy Awards Subcommittee.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 88,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

Dr. Cross also recently attended the “Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Developing Program Workshop,” the “Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Self-Study Workshop” and the “Education Leadership Conference,” Portland, Ore., sponsored by the APTA.


*Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Briar Cliff University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

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