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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