19 August 2006������ FINAL


TO:������������������ Roger Barber, Associate Commissioner of Higher Education for Academic Affairs and Student Services


FROM:������������� Vernon L. Pedersen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services, Montana State University � Great Falls


RE:������������������ Lazarus Action on Physical therapy Assistant Program



MSU-Great Falls wishes to remove the moratorium it placed on its Physical Therapy Assistant Program in November of 2003.  MSU-Great Falls placed the program in moratorium because the institution was unable to hire a Program Director that met the criteria stipulated by the program's accrediting agency the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTA).� CAPTA has been consulted regarding the restoration of the program�s accreditation upon receipt of a written request and payment of back fees.