Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association 1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant, the student should be able to:
- 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.
- Competently perform as a PTA adhering to the ethical codes of conduct, APTA core values, and legal and safety standards of the profession.
- Competently implement the plan of care and intervention goals in a safe, effective, efficient and appropriate manner as directed by the physical therapist.
- Competently interact/communicate with patients, families, significant others and other health care providers about the plan of care required in the rehabilitation process.
- Report and record client data, which effectively communicates the need and rationale for physical therapy intervention using appropriate medical terminology.
- 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.
- Qualify to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant licensing Examination.