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PTA Program Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

 

Mission:

To provide high quality education to students seeking the opportunity to practice as a physical therapist assistant under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.

Goals and Outcomes:

  1. Student/Graduate Goal: Students/Graduates will demonstrate professionalism.
    1. Outcome: Students will participate in a minimum of four interprofessional education experiences across the curriculum.
    2. Outcome: Students/Graduates will demonstrate Professional Behaviors and Values-Based Behaviors for the Physical Therapist Assistant.
  2. Student/Graduate Goal: Students/Graduates will engage in effective communication.
    1. Outcome: Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication and interpersonal interactions.
  3. Student/Graduate Goal: Students/Graduates will provide high quality patient care under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.
    1. Outcome: Students/Graduates will demonstrate quality, safe patient care.
    2. Outcome: Students/Graduates will demonstrate sound critical thinking and problem solving.
    3. Outcome: Students/Graduates will demonstrate evidence-based decision-making.
  4. Program Goal: The program will engage in assessment for the purpose of continuous improvement.
    1. Outcome: Full-time faculty will engage in a minimum of three appropriate professional development activities annually to enhance teaching/learning and program improvement.
    2. Outcome: Adjunct faculty will engage in a minimum of one appropriate professional development activity annually to enhance teaching/learning and program improvement.
    3. Outcome: The program will utilize evidence during assessment processes to anticipate and respond to the evolving nature of education, research, and practice.

Outcomes:

Dayton Campus

Graduation Year 2016 2017 2018
Original Cohort 28 28 28
Number of Students in Original Cohort Who Did Not Complete Due to
Death/Severely Disabled/Active Military Duty,
Heath/Family Issues, or Other Reasons
1 2 1
Graduated on Time 22 19 23
Retention Rate at Graduation 81.5% 73.1% 85.2%
Required More Time 0 0 0
Final Retention Rate 81.5% 73.1% 85.2%
Licensure Examination Pass Rate (Ultimate)** 100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate (% of graduates who sought employment and were
employed as PTAs within one year of graduation)***
100% of licensed 100% of licensed Pending

*Two year Graduation Rate: 2017 and 2018 = 79.2%
**Two year Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate: 2017 and 2018 = 100%
***Two year Employment Rate: 2016 and 2017 = 100% of licensed

 

Mason Campus

Graduation Year 2016 2017 2018
Original Cohort 22 22 22
Original Cohort Who Did Not Complete Due to
Death/Severely Disabled/Active Military Duty,
Heath/Family Issues, or Other Reasons
1 3 2
Graduated on Time 19 13 17
Retention Rate at Graduation 90.5% 68.4% 85.0%
Required More Time 0 0 0
Final Retention Rate 90.5% 68.4% 85.0%
Licensure Examination Pass Rate (Ultimate)** 100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate (% of graduates who
sought employment and were
employed as PTAs within one year of graduation)***
100% of licensed 100% of licensed Pending 

*Two year Graduation Rate:  2017 and 2018 = 76.7%
**Two year Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate:  2017 and 2018 = 100%
***Two year Employment Rate:  2016 and 2017 = 100% of licensed


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