Manages the accreditation process and accreditation activities for all physical therapist assistant (PTA) education programs
Serves as primary APTA staff liaison for the PTA Panel of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Responds to inquiries for information regarding accreditation status of PTA programs
Assists programs, institutions and on-site reviewers CAPTE's with expectations for accreditation
Develops, plans, and delivers On-site Reviewer Training Workshops
Serves as a liaison to formal groups within physical therapy education (i.e. Academic Council, AFSIG, PTASIG, and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education)
Assists the director in the preparation of all department publications
Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant, preferred
Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience
5+ years in professional level related position
Background in physical therapy education, or accreditation, preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong copy editing skills
Leadership and management experience
Ability to be mobile
Ability to travel up to 35% of the time
Equal Opportunity Employer
Position is located in Alexandria, VA. Not eligible for remote work.
About American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 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.
APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.