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    Edison Community College
   
    Nov 19, 2018  
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant


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PTA Student Outcomes  

 

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program prepares individuals to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of physical therapists in a variety of settings. Graduates of this program are expected to be knowledgeable, competent, self-assured, adaptable, and service-oriented providers.  They are expected to implement selected components of patient/client interventions and obtain data related to the clients' responses to the interventions.  Practice settings demand ethical and moral conduct and a high degree of critical thinking, especially when responding to patient/client and/or environmental emergency situations.  As a result, the PTA will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients'/clients' families and caregivers and other health care providers as team members.

Acceptance rates for the program are as follows:  For 2009, the applicant pool was 44 and 18 were selected for admission; for 2010, the applicant pool was 42 and 20 were selected for admission; for 2011 the applicant pool was 43 and 20 were selected; for 2012 the applicant pool was 45 and 20 were selected.  For 2013, the applicant pool was 32 and 20 were selected; for 2014, the applicant pool was 24 and 21 were selected; for 2015, the applicant pool was 32 and 20 were selected.

ACCREDITATION

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Edison State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314; Phone: 703-706-3245; E-mail: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

PTA Student Outcomes  

PTA Program Public Comment/Complaint Policy  

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