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:

  • Student/Graduate Goal: Students/graduates will demonstrate professionalism.
    • Outcome: Students will participate in a minimum of four interprofessional education experiences.
    • Outcome: Students/graduates will demonstrate Professional Behaviors and Values-Based Behaviors for the Physical Therapist Assistant as evidenced by minimum average ratings of 75% on assessments.
  • Student/Graduate Goal: Students/graduates will engage in effective communication.
    • Outcome: Students/graduates will demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication and interpersonal interactions as evidenced by minimum average ratings of 75% on assessments.
  • Student/Graduate Goal: Students/graduates will provide high quality patient care under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.
    • Outcome: Students/graduates will demonstrate quality, safe patient care as evidenced by minimum average ratings of 75% on assessments.
    • Outcome: Students/graduates will demonstrate sound critical thinking and problem solving as evidenced by minimum average ratings of 75% on assessments.
    • Outcome: Students/graduates will demonstrate evidence-based decision-making/practice as evidenced by minimum average ratings of 75% on assessments.
  • Program Goal: The program will engage in assessment for the purpose of continuous improvement.
    • Outcome: Full-time faculty will engage in a minimum of three appropriate professional development activities annually to enhance teaching/learning and program improvement.
    • Outcome: Adjunct faculty will engage in a minimum of one appropriate professional development activity annually to enhance teaching/learning and program improvement.
    • Outcome: The program will review, analyze, and utilize evidence to respond to the evolving nature of education, research, and practice as evidenced by assessment meetings with follow-up action plans occurring semi-annually.

Outcomes:

Dayton Campus

Graduation Year Original Cohort Graduated on Time Retention Rate at Graduation Required More Time Final Retention Rate* Licensure Examination Pass Rate (Ultimate)** Employment Rate (% of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTAs within one year of graduation)***
2015 28 20 71.4% 2 78.6% 95.5% 100% of licensed
2016 28 22 78.6% 0 78.6% 100% 100% of licensed
2017 28 19 67.9% 0 67.9% 100% Pending

*Two year Graduation Rate:  2016 and 2017 = 73.3%
**Two year Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate:  2016 and 2017 = 100%
***Two year Employment Rate:  2015 and 2016 = 100% of licensed

Sinclair in Mason

Graduation Year Original Cohort Graduated on Time Retention Rate at Graduation Required More Time Final Retention Rate* Licensure Examination Pass Rate (Ultimate)** Employment Rate (% of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTAs within one year of graduation)***
2015 22 15 68.2% 0 68.2% 100% 100% of licensed
2016 22 18 81.8% 1 86.4% 100% 100% of licensed
2017 22 13 59.1% 0 59% 100% Pending

*Two year Graduation Rate:  2016 and 2017 = 72.7%
**Two year Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate:  2016 and 2017 = 100%
***Two year Employment Rate:  2015 and 2016 = 100% of licensed


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