Physical Therapist Assistant Department

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Physical Therapist Assistant Department

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is a two-year program that prepares students to work under the supervision of a physical therapist as a PTA in a variety of rehabilitation settings. 

Who We Are

The Physical Therapist Assistant Department provides outstanding training for work in a variety of rehab settings. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Department Directory
Course Descriptions
Admissions | 763-433-1300
Dean Sandra Kohler | 763-433-1603

Meet Lisa Lentner

Lisa Lentner
Meet Lisa Lentner
Instructor of PTA
Meet Lisa Lentner
Instructor of PTA

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT), College of St. Scholastica; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physical Science, College of St. Scholastica

Meet Vinny Morocco

Vinny Morocco
Meet Vinny Morocco
PTA program
Meet Vinny Morocco
PTA program

West Middlesex, PA

Degrees & Certificates We Offer

Courses offered range from anatomy, medical terminology and advanced physical therapy techniques. Students also gain hands-on clinical experience at three different healthcare facilities.

The department offers one degree:

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant program is located in the Visual Arts Building. The lecture and lab rooms all have internet access, projectors and seating for 32 students.

    The labs have up-to-date therapy equipment including modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, combination units, spinal traction, and various heating and cooling agents.

    There is also a wide variety of exercise equipment and assistive devices. Students also go to the Health and Wellness Center for specific labs.

  • The types of setting that a PTA can work in under the supervision of a physical therapist are hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home care therapy, and the school system. Areas of specialty in physical therapy are orthopedics, neurological rehab, pediatrics, geriatrics, pool therapy, manual therapy and sports rehabilitation.

  • Upon successful completion of the PTA program, graduates must pass the National Physical Therapy Licensing Exam (NPTE).

    Our graduates have been very successful on the PTA National licensing exam (NPTE).

    A score of 600 is required to pass the licensing exam. As you can see in the data below, Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate for students in our program for the past two years has been 100%.

     

    2-year Average for Graduates in 2019 and 2020

    Graduation Rate

    92.2%

    Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

    100%

    Employment Rate

    92%

     

    Class of 2020

    Graduation Rate

    87.5%

    Licensure Exam First-attempt Pass Rate

    100%

    Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

    100%

    Employment Rate

    92%

     

    Class of 2019

    Graduation Rate

    96.8%

    Licensure Exam First-attempt Pass Rate

    89.7%

    Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

    100%

    Employment Rate

    92%

     


    Scale Scores of 600 and above are passing.

     

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Anoka Ramsey Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

    If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 763-433-1293 or email Lisa.Lentner@anokaramsey.edu.

    The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
    3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
    Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
    703-684-2782
    accreditation@apta.org
    capteonline.org

     

     

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