10 CSI students barred from graduating

Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 11:00:34-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A group of College of Southern Idaho students are stuck in limbo after completing their physical therapist assistant classes, but being barred from graduating due to accreditation problems.

The Times-News reported that the physical therapist assistant classes at CSI are not accredited, which means the 10 students who have completed their coursework can't take a licensing exam. On Friday a national accreditation team will review the program.

A written decision about the program is expected by Feb. 22.

Instructional dean Jayson Lloyd, who oversees health science programs at CSI, says the plan is to graduate the students as soon as the program is accredited.

Students enrolled knowing the program wasn't yet accredited as new professional-technical programs can't apply for accreditation until they're running.