Physical Therapist Assistant Program Mission
The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students to be competent, professional physical therapist assistants who value the differences and needs of every individual. Program graduates are ready to enter the workforce or pursue additional educational opportunities. The program provides a quality education in a supportive learning environment, encouraging students to reach their highest potential.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Goals
- Graduates will demonstrate competent physical therapy practice.
- Graduates will demonstrate professional behaviors expected of the physical therapist assistant.
- Graduates will demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to individual differences and needs.
- Faculty will set high academic standards in a supportive learning environment to facilitate student achievement of educational and career goals.
- Faculty will role model lifelong learning by participation in professional development activities that inform their teaching.
Current Graduate Outcomes
Outcome data is reported as an average of two graduating classes of students. The outcomes provided below reflect graduation cohorts for 2020 and 2021.
Employment: 100% of graduates actively seeking employment were employed within one year of graduation.
Licensing Examination: Two-year overall pass rate is 91.7%; first time pass rate is 91.7%
Graduation Rate: Two-year average for students graduating within 150% time is 71.9%.
Deborah Molnar, PT, DPT, MSEd
PTA Program Director