The Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE) program was established jointly by the School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association in 1996.
It is a post-graduate professional program dedicated to the continuing professional development of physical therapists and other providers of health care services. We deliver a variety of courses and other educational events with application in the full spectrum of practice areas and professional roles.
In addition to course delivery, CPTE provides:
In support of evidence based practice and education, CPTE requires a 'state of the evidence' statement from course instructors whenever treatment approaches and methods are taught within a course. The statement, along with introductory comments from the CPTE Program Director, is included in each manual. References must also be included within the manual. The intent is to inform course participants about the underlying theory and research related to the approach. the purpose is to increase awareness on the importance of underlying theory and evidence when considering treatment approaches, the level of evidence for various approaches, and gaps in the literature for further study.
To achieve excellence in the provision of post-graduate professional education programming for physical therapists and other health professionals that is of the highest quality, upholds collective health professional valuses, supports continuing professional development and promotes evidence based clinical practice and health care delivery.
Continuing Physical Therapy Education is a dynamic, responsive, high quality program, where services and programming support the continuum of post-graduate health professional development, responding to the changing needs of clients, communities, and health care delivery systems while building partnerships and collaborations that support this pursuit.
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