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Dr. Tonya Miller, Harrisburg University (HU) Physical Therapy program lead, recently appeared on ABC27’s Good Day PA to discuss the University’s new Exercise Science Physical Therapist Assistant (EXSC-PTA) Pathway Program. The video can be viewed below.

The Exercise Science program recently obtained initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), the largest programmatic accreditor in the health-sciences field.

Set to launch during the fall of 2023, the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Program will offer innovative educational opportunities that respond to societal needs. The program will provide Physical Therapist Assistants with the opportunity for degree and career advancement through a hybrid educational model.

Learn more about the EXSC-PTA Program at the following link.


Harrisburg University of Science & Technology is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2024. 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/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] 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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