WCPT guideline for standard evaluation process for accreditation/recognition of physical therapist professional entry level education programmes

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The term accredited is used in relation to physical therapy education to describe a programme which is regularly evaluated according to established educational standards. WCPT has produced this guideline to support its member organisations in developing a process for accrediting/recognising physical therapist professional entry level education programmes.


This guideline is intended for the following uses:

  • for member organisations and their members who do not currently have a process of accreditation/recognition for their physical therapist professional entry level education programmes
  • for member organisations and their members who may be making a change in their model of accreditation/recognition
  • for member organisations and their members who may require information to review their current process of accreditation/recognition

The document may also support countries not yet eligible for WCPT membership, but where physical therapy entry level education programmes are being developed to meet WCPT’s guideline for entry level education.

The document is part of a collection of resources designed to help physical therapist education. Other WCPT sources of information with which these guidelines can be considered are: