As the government, local health care agencies and the MCC administration continue to wrestle with decisions regarding the best plans moving forward, the PTA program will be making some adjustments to this year's application process.
Physical therapist assistants (PTA) provide direct client care under the supervision of a physical therapist and help improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities due to injury or disease.
Additional steps are required for acceptance into this program beyond the standard MCC admissions application. This is a 4 semester program (additional semesters of prerequisites) that accepts approximately 22 students in the on ground program and 14 students in the web based program annually.
If you have additional questions about the application process please email the PTA Program Coordinator Dr. Randy Leighton at email@example.com.Admission instructions
Students accepted into the program will work directly with the program coordinator to determine next steps. Students not accepted into the program should contact the Student Advising Department or the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine next steps.
The PTA program at MCC-Penn Valley is accredited by:
MCC- Penn Valley PTA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; Call: 703.706.3245; email: email@example.com; website: capteonline.org.
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Randy Leighton, MSPT, Ph.D. at 816.604.4808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTAs work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, sports clinics, rehabilitation centers, extended-care facilities and schools.
Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.
Upon successful completion of the PTA program graduates are eligible to sit for the state licensure examination through the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
|Graduation Year||Program||Number of Students Admitted Goal Class Size=22/14||Number of Graduates||CAPTE Retention Percentage**|
|2 year Graduation rate: Web based||77%|
|2 year Graduation rate: Land based||80%|
*2 students withdrew due to nonacademic issues
** Retention does not include students who withdrew for nonacademic issues
2 year Licensure Pass Rate for Both Programs: 100%
|Graduate Data||*Job Placement Percentage||TSA Pass Rate Results (Certification/Licensure) Number of Students Who Took the Exam/ Number of Students Who Passed|
|Class of: 2019||100%||# sat for the exam = 16|
|# passed the exam = 16 - 100%|
|Class of: 2020||100%||# sat for the exam = 18|
|# passed the exam = 18 100%|
|Time Frame||Graduate Data||*Job Placement Percentage||*TSA Pass Rate Results (Certification/Licensure) Number of students who took the exam/number of students who passed|
|Class of: 2019||100%||# sat for the exam = 11|
|# passed the exam = 11 100%|
|Class of: 2020||100%||# sat for the exam = 8|
|# passed the exam = 8 100%|