The Faculty are committed to the success of each student as well as  upholding the mission of Sinclair and the PTA program.  We include a list of Generic Abilities in the curriculum  which define  Professional Behavior.  These Behaviors are expected and cultivated during the PTA program and begin to be monitored on the first day of class in the program: 

  • Commitment to Learning - the ability to self, assess, self correct and self direct.

  • Interpersonal Skills - the ability to interact effectively  with patients, families, colleagues, other health care professionals and the community  dealing effectively with cultural and ethnic diversity issues.

  • Communication Skills - the ability to communicate effectively for varied audiences and purposes.

  • Effective Use of Time and Resources - the ability to obtain the maximum benefit from a minimum investment of time and resources.

  • Use of Constructive Feedback - the ability to identify sources of and seek out feedback.

  • Problem solving - the ability to identify and define problems, utilize data, develop and implement solutions.

  • Professionalism - the ability to exhibit appropriate professional conduct and to represent the profession effectively.

  • Responsibility - the ability to fulfill commitments and be accountable for actions and outcomes

  • Critical Thinking - the ability to question logically, recognize and differentiate facts, illusions, and assumptions.

  • Stress Management - the ability to identify sources of stress and to develop effective coping behaviors. 

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.