Program:Associate of Science Degree PTA


Academic Year: 2008-2009††† ††††††††††† Completed by: Olga Dreeben ††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:December 5, 2008


*Mission:The mission of the Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is to provide an opportunity for area students to acquire superior, affordable, quality education and training necessary for graduation, licensure, and entry into the field of physical therapy as a physical therapist assistant.








Intended Outcomes

(Program Outcomes/Goals)

Student Learning Outcomes

(Core Skills and Objectives)


Assessment Measures


Performance Criteria/Expected Results

Evaluation & Planned Actions

Use of Results

(Close the Loop)

As a Provider of Physical Therapy Interventions incorporate established guidelines and standards to become competent and qualified to assume roles in the health care field as a physical therapist assistant.


Graduates will demonstrate program competency on the NPTE.


Eighty-five percent (85%) of the total graduates will achieve a final passing rate in the NPTE.




As a Physical Therapist Assistant demonstrate specific physical therapy competencies to be able as a technical health care provider to function in an ethical, legal, safe and effective manner.


Employers will rate the job performance of program graduates are favorable on employer surveys.

Employer satisfaction survey which are sent out annually.

Ninety-percent(90%)of returned employer surveys will rate the graduates as above average or higher in their ability to: (1) Work under the supervision of a physical therapist (PT); (2) Implement a comprehensive plan of care developed by the PT; (3) Participate in teaching of other health care providers, patients and families; (4) Document relevant interventions and data collection; (5) Participate in discharge planning and follow-up care; (6) Demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication.



As a PTA Student to acquire superior, affordable education and training necessary for graduation, licensure and entry into the field of physical therapy.

Graduating students will rate program faculty favorable on end of program evaluations.


Annual faculty evaluations in the Spring semester (before studentsí graduation).


Eighty percent (80% of the annual faculty evaluations will indicate an above-average faculty rating.