PTA Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the education program, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) graduates should possess competencies in:

  1. Patient services: The ability to perform safe and competent interventions, data collection and program modifications on patients delegated to the PTA by the physical therapist and the plan of care.
  2. Communications: The ability to use verbal and non-verbal methods in sending and receiving communication. Public speaking skills are emphasized through oral presentations and teaching experiences.
  3. Administration: The ability to participate under the direction and guidance of a licensed physical therapist in selected aspects of planning for physical therapy services in a facility or a community.
  4. Self-growth: The ability to enhance the contribution of physical therapy to healthcare by improving his/her own knowledge and skills.
Summary of PTA Student Outcomes
 Class of 2011Class of 2012Class of 2013Class of 2014
Number of applicants 142 144 187 188
Number accepted into program 27 30 30 30
Number of program completers 25 25 25 In Progress
Graduation rate 93% 83% 83% In Progress
Percent of completers passing national board exams 100% 92% 100% In Progress
Number of completers licensed as PTAs 25 23 25 In Progress
Percent of licensed PTAs employed 100% 100% 100% In Progress

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