Physical Therapist Assistant Program Outcomes

Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association 1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703.706.5300

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level competency of all required skills of a PTA for employment in the variety of PT clinical settings applying the knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, kinesiology and psychosocial, cultural and spiritual principles to the rehabilitation treatment process.
  2. Competently perform as a PTA adhering to the ethical codes of conduct, APTA core values, and legal and safety standards of the profession.
  3. Competently implement the plan of care and intervention goals in a safe, effective, efficient and appropriate manner as directed by the physical therapist.
  4. Competently interact/communicate with patients, families, significant others and other health care providers about the plan of care required in the rehabilitation process.
  5. Report and record client data, which effectively communicates the need and rationale for physical therapy intervention using appropriate medical terminology.
  6. Advocate for the profession and client as well as provide service to the professional organization’s activities, and identify career development and lifelong learning opportunities.
  7. Qualify to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant licensing Examination.

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