Student learning outcomes are statements that specify what faculty want students to learn or be able to do as a result of successfully completing the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Student learning outcomes are clear, concise statements that describe how students can demonstrate their mastery of program skills.
Upon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, students will be able to:
- Provide competent, safe and culturally sensitive data collection and treatment interventions under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist using foundational skills in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors by upholding standards of ethical conduct for the physical therapist assistant in all areas of practice as identified by the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Utilize effective oral and written communication skills with patients, their families, caregivers, other health care providers and the community.
- Apply knowledge of the role and scope of the physical therapist assistant working under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist and abide by all state licensing regulations.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills required of an entry-level physical therapist assistant to assist the supervising physical therapist in carrying out the plan of care established by the physical therapist.
- Promote evidence-based physical therapy practice, professional growth within the field and encourage lifelong learning experiences.
- Demonstrate the ability to work as an effective member of the PT/PTA team and interdisciplinary healthcare team maintaining respect for and appreciation of the administrative and social structure of the workplace