|Mohr appointed to physical therapy accreditation commission|
Tom Mohr, professor and chair of physical therapy at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been appointed as a commissioner on the panel that accredits physical therapy programs nationwide.
Mohr will serve a four-year term on the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Central Panel. He was appointed to the six-member group by the board of directors of the American Physical Therapy Association.
As a member of the panel, Mohr will be involved in various phases of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant program accreditation, including the ongoing assessment of the overall accreditation process as well as formulation and revision of the accreditation evaluative criteria rules and procedures.
CAPTE Central panel members, who represent physical therapy programs throughout the country, also participate in processing complaints and reconsideration hearings, serve as a liaison to other accrediting agencies, and review CAPTE's effectiveness.
The mission of CAPTE is to serve the public by establishing and applying standards that assure quality and continuous improvement in the entry-level preparation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and that reflect the evolving nature of education, research and practice.
The UND physical therapy program recently received 10-year reaccreditation from CAPTE with four commendations and no areas of non-compliance, affirming the quality of the physical therapy program, faculty and staff at UND.
Mohr, who has taught physical therapy at UND since 1978, has served as department chair since 1993. -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.