Physical Therapist Assistant Program


Accreditation Information

MEMORANDUM TO PROSPECTIVE AND ENROLLED STUDENTS REGARDING UPHOLDING THE WITHDRAWAL OF ACCREDITATION STATUS


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 

Class: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
NPTE Pass Rate: No 2016 class 81.3% 81.3% 88.2% 69.2% 100%
Graduation Rate:   94.1% 89.5% 94.7% 81.3% 88.9%
Job Placement Rate:
(of those who have passed the NPTE and who sought employment)
  100% 100% 100% 100% N/A yet

NPTE Two Year Pass Rate Average:

2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
 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%
2021 6/6 100%
2020 6/13 46.2%
2019 11/17 64.7%
2018 9/16 56.3%
LCC PTA PROGRAM ANNUAL GRADUATION RATES

 

2018 2019 2020 2021

Admitted into the program

19 22 18 12

Graduated the program

17 18 12 10

Annual Graduation Rate

89.50% 94.70% 70.60% 83.30%

 

LCC PTA PROGRAM BI-ANNUAL GRADUATION RATES

Data includes admitted as well as eligible to return students

2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
41 39 29

Graduated the program

38 33 22

Bi-Annual Graduation Rate

92.70% 85% 79.7%

LCC PTA PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT RATES

Data reflects graduates who passed their NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam)

2019 2020 2019-2020
15 9 24

Employed Graduates

15 9 24

Employment Rate

100% 100% 100%

Program Contacts

Dr. Jimmie Wilson Photo

Dr. Jimmie Wilson

Program Director
(620) 820-1007
Fax: (620) 820-1010
jimmiew@labette.edu
Office Hours
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Lori Weaver

Health Science Programs’ Administrative Assistant
(620) 820-1157
loriw@labette.edu