Physical Therapist Assisting

Physical Therapist Assisting

  • Description: The Physical Therapist Assisting Program at LCCC will prepare students who, under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist, will be able to perform competently and in a professional manner, selected physical therapy procedures and skills. 
     
Physical Therapy  Assisting Program Outcomes      
Program Measurements Used Results Comparison Data Continuous Improvement
1. Demonstrate the appropriate levels of scientific inquiry, and self-directed problem solving for clinical issues.
Competency testing using American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Performance Instrument
100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%No intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% of employers rated skills at or above
LCCC Benchmark level of 80%No intervention needed at this time
2. Demonstrate the level of knowledge and performance of motor skills necessary to attain both: graduation from program, and professional licensure via state and national testing.
Competency testing using American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Performance Instrument100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time
2007 PTA Licensure Exam
83% passage on first attempt.National average:  81% on first attemptNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% of employers rated skills at or above
LCCC Benchmark level of 80%No intervention needed at this time
3. Demonstrate knowledge as to the importance of effective written, oral and non-verbal communication with clients, families, the general public and colleagues, including professional documentation requirements.
Competency testing using American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Performance Instrument100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time
Patient Survey
90% rated skills as excellent
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%
No intervention needed at this time
4. Responsible for their own continued personal and professional growth.
 
Competency testing using American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Performance Instrument100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time
2007 PTA Licensure Exam
83% passage on first attempt.
National average:  81% on first attemptNo intervention needed at this time
 5. Perform selected basic and specialty physical therapy procedures and skills professionally and competently, within their scope of practice.
Competency testing using American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Performance Instrument100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time
Patient survey
83% rated skills as excellent
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%
To be evaluated at program review
6. Demonstrate safe, ethical and legal practice at an entry level by graduation.
2007 PTA Licensure Exam
83% passage on first attempt.
National average:  81% on first attempt
No intervention needed at this time

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Campus Update

  
Performance Canceled

  
The Black River String Quartet performance for today Sunday, February 1, 2015 has been canceled.

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
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15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

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Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.