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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 behaviors consistent with the Professional Behaviors and Core Values for the Physical Therapist and 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 2017 2018 2019 2020
(A) Number of students admitted to original cohort who enrolled in the first term of the professional/technical program 28 28 25 32
(B) Number of students who graduated at the normally expected time  19 22 15 11
(C) Number of students who graduated within 150% of program length  0 1 0

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(D) Number of students in original cohort who did not complete the program within 150% of program length due to:        
(E) Academic or clinical deficit 5 3 7 4
(F) Died/severely disabled/active military duty/health/family issues/other not related to academic or clinical deficit 4 2 3 6
Graduation Rate (B + C) / (A - F)* 79% 88% 68% 92% 
Licensure Examination Pass Rate (First-time) 94% 91% 86% 91%
Licensure Examination Pass Rate (Ultimate)** 100% 100% 93% Pending
Employment Rate (Percentage of graduate respondents who sought employment that were employed as a PTA within 1 year following graduation)***  100% of licensed 100% of licensed 85% of licensed Pending

*Two-year Graduation Rate: 2019 and 2020 = 80%
**Two-year Licensure Exam Pass Rate (Ultimate): 2018 and 2019 = 96%
***Two-year Employment Rate: 2018 and 2019 = 92%


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