Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Disclosure Statement for Financial Aid Regulation (34 CFR 668.43)
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associates of Applied Science degree at Labette Community College meets the state education requirements for a PTA in the state of Kansas. Labette Community College has not determined if the PTA associate degree at Labette Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. The American Physical Therapy Association, www.apta.org, has resources that may be helpful. The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, www.FSBPT.org contains a link to every Physical Therapy Practice Act.
Program Goals, Objectives, Outcomes & Statistics
PTA student outcomes serve as a resource for evaluating the effectiveness of our academic program and the career opportunities for program graduates.
The PTA program seeks to prepare students to assume a professional and active role within the physical therapy community. The program seeks to:
- Produce PTAs prepared to competently meet the entry level career standards of a PTA in a variety of settings.
- Successfully prepare students to pass the National Physical Therapist Examination (NPTE).
- Develop and deliver an integrated academic program leading to the successful completion of the guidelines developed by the Kansas Board of Reagents (KBOR), The Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist Assistant Graduates at Entry-level set forth by the APTA and A Normative Model of Physical Therapist Assistant Education: Version 2007.
- Advance the recognition of the field of physical therapy and the role of the PTA within that field.
- Promote the importance of continued personal and professional development through life-long learning and membership in professional organizations.
Graduates will be able to:
- Work under the supervision of a physical therapist in a competent, ethical, legal and professional manner.
- Implement a comprehensive treatment plan developed by the supervising physical therapist.
- Recognize and implement the use of outcomes for patients in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate effective oral, written and non-verbal communication skills.
- Successfully integrate concepts from coursework into the practice of physical therapy.
- Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning, evidence based practice and professional growth.
NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam) Pass Rate
|NPTE Pass Rate:||No 2016 class||81.3%||81.3%||88.2%||69.2%||100%|
|Job Placement Rate:
(of those who have passed the NPTE and who sought employment)
NPTE Two Year Pass Rate Average:
|81.3%||81.3%||84.85%||24/30 80.0%||15/19 78.95%|
First Time Pass Rate:
|Two Year Average (2019-2020)||17/30||56.67%|
|LCC PTA PROGRAM ANNUAL GRADUATION RATES|
Admitted into the program
Graduated the program
Annual Graduation Rate
|LCC PTA PROGRAM BI-ANNUAL GRADUATION RATES|
Data includes admitted as well as eligible to return students
Graduated the program
Bi-Annual Graduation Rate
LCC PTA PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT RATES
Data reflects graduates who passed their NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam)