2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Outcomes - (HB71)

Program Mission

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is committed to high standards as it educates students with the knowledge, clinical skills, professional behaviors, and core values essential to evidence based and culturally competent care.

Program Vision

The program emphasis on technology and communication facilitates learning in the classroom as the program endeavors to educate students who:

  • strive for excellence as physical therapist assistants
  • commit to high ethical standards
  • appreciate and value racial, social, economic, and cultural diversity
  • utilize critical reflection
  • invest in community improvement
  • engage in lifelong learning

Program Outcomes

The design of the PTA curriculum, along with the mission of the PTA program, and the activities undertaken by the faculty and staff of the NVCC PTA Program should achieve the following program outcomes:

1. Produce safe and competent graduates with the entry-level skills of a Physical Therapist Assistant.

2. The two-year overall passing rate of the graduates who choose to take the Physical Therapist Assistant national licensure examination will be at least 85%.

3. 80% of the graduates who seek employment as a Physical Therapist Assistant will attain a position within one year of graduation.

4. 75% or more of admitted students will complete the program within 1 ½ times the length of the program (3 years) as reported using CAPTE standards.

5. Students demonstrate entry-level clinical performance prior to graduation.