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Mission Statement

The mission of the PTA Program is to provide higher education using broad-based learning experiences and transforming therapeutic principles into competent clinical application, communication, scientific reasoning, and logical reasoning to enrich lives in the community.

The PTA program develops life-long learners to be professional and sensitive to the ever-changing healthcare environment.

The PTA faculty prepare entry-level PTAs to collaborate with the PT in a variety of settings and patient populations. This training prepares students for the National Physical Therapy Assistant Examination (NPTAE), which is required for licensure.

CAPTE Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Shawnee State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia  22305-3085

Telephone: (703) 706-3245

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PTA Expected Student Outcomes

The PTA graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate technical competence, sound clinical decision making skills, and provide safe and effective healthcare under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  2. Value caring and respect for the individual needs while acting in the best interest of the client in an ethical and safe manner within the scope of practice as defined by the profession and licensure requirements.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth through life-long career development and learning in order to promote physical therapy to better serve communities and consumers.
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