PTA Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  • The Program will graduate competent entry-level physical therapist assistants who function effectively under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist
  • The Program will prepare graduates with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pass the PTA NPTE exam and obtain employment as a licensed PTA who functions under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  • The Program will promote an evidence-based curriculum that supports the mission of FVCC based upon input from the PTA advisory committee, academic faculty, students and clinical instructors.

Graduate Outcomes

  • Graduates will follow a plan of care established by a physical therapist and carry out physical therapy interventions in a safe, ethical and competent manner at entry level.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective written, oral and nonverbal communication skills with patients, families/caregivers, healthcare providers, peers, third party payers and the public.
  • Graduates will recognize the need for continued personal and professional growth to ensure competence in current practices of physical therapy and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Graduates will demonstrate behavioral expectations as established by the APTA in the Value Based Behavior for the Physical Therapist Assistant (January 2011)
  • Graduates will participate as an effective member of the health care team and educate the healthcare community on the respective roles of the PT and PTA.
  • Graduates will show a personal commitment of health and wellness and dedication to service to the profession of physical therapy and the community.
 2012-132013-142014-152015-16
Number Accepted
into Program
12121212
Number of Program
Completers
12
101210
Graduation Rate100%
12/12
83%
10/12
100%
12/12
83.3%
10/12
Percent of Graduates Taking
National Licensing Exam (NPTE)
100%
12/12
100%
10/10
100%
12/12
100%
12/12
Overall Pass Rate
NPTE FSBPT Results
92%
11/12
100%
12/12
100%
12/12
100%
10/10
Employment Rate of Licensed PTA’s
Employment 6 Months after passing exam
100%
12/12
100%
12/12
91.7%
11/12
100%
10/10