Professional Development

The Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy consists of four Boards: The Board of Registration; Continuing Competency Board, the Centers of Excellence and the Committee on Accreditation of Education Program for Kinesiotherapy.

The purpose of the Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT) is to establish and maintain the qualification standards for academic programs that train entry-level kinesiotherapists, to provide the examination and testing of professional skills and knowledges unique to the kinesiotherapist, and to provide opportunities for practicing clinicians to maintain registered status through seminars, conferences, and other coursework.

Additionally, COPS-KT works with the American Kinesiotherapy Association to attain national accreditation and recognition of the profession, and to ensure the safety of the public.