Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have the rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the quality of people's lives. Their work involves extensive contact with both patients and other health care professionals. PTAs work under the supervision of a physical therapist in implementing treatment programs specific to the plan of care.
The students within the PTA programs have a high rate of success. Their success is outlined in the table below:
|2009||2010||2011||3 year average|
|Graduation Rate* (and 3 year average)||77.30%||68.2%||66.70%||70.30%|
|Employment Rate (and 3 year average)||100%||100%||100%||100%|
*Note: [CAPTE changed the graduation rate requirement for accredited programs at the spring meeting. Programs must document a 3 year rate of 60% or higher].