For the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of Essex County College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and Radiography graduates passed their respective required national licensing exam on the first try. Both programs are part of the College’s Division of Health Sciences with graduates earning Associate in Applied Science degrees.
All 25 of this year’s PTA graduates passed the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy exam. Likewise, all eight Radiography graduates passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) on their initial attempt.
“This is outstanding work by our students and faculty,” said President Dr. Anthony E. Munroe.
“Our successes are due to extremely hard work and dedication by everyone, especially, of course, by our students. The College administration has been extremely supportive of our faculty, and clinical instructors and coordinators,” said Dr. Christine Stutz-Doyle, coordinator of the PTA program.
Radiography Program Coordinator Darlyn Warner said she is gratified that the graduates passed the extensive ARRT exam (with 220 questions) on the first try. “Our students overcome many challenges to achieve success and we are very proud of them,” she added.
“Our students have worked very hard to achieve this. These results show that we have excellent programs staffed by superior faculty who are devoted to student success,” said Dr. Jill Stein, Dean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) & Health Sciences.