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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Statement

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Orange County 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 you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 845-341-4291 or email maria.harjes@sunyorange.edu

You can review the 2021-2022 PTA Financial Fact Sheet to learn more about financing your education.

The Program

SUNY Orange's Physical Therapist Assistant degree will offer you both the academic knowledge and clinical skills to become certified/licensed PTA. The PTA works with, and under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist who plans the patient care program; the PTA then helps to carry out this program.

Duties of the PTA include monitoring of vital signs, lifting of patients and equipment, training of patients in therapeutic exercises and activities of daily living, wound care, use of whirlpool and electrical stimulation during treatment procedures, application of heat and cold modalities, patient and family education, wheelchair activities, use of walkers and crutches, assisting the physical therapist in performing patient assessments and complex treatment procedures.

The field of Physical Therapy is demanding but if you think you are ready for the challenge, we encourage you to learn more about the accredited PTA program at SUNY Orange.

Prospective Student Information Packet

Graduation Rate

The Graduation Rate for Students Graduating in 2020, 2021 was 78.85%.

The Federation for State Boards of Physical Therapy National Physical Therapy Examination for PTAs:

Graduation Year Group Number of Exams Number of Passing Candidates Percentage Passing Rate for the Graduating Year(s)
2020

First Time

 

Ultimate

16

 

16

13

 

15

81.3%

 

93.8%

2021
 

First Time

 

Ultimate

15

 

15

14

 

15

93.3%

 

100.0%

2 Year Average

First Time

 

Ultimate

31

 

31

27

 

30

87.1%

 

96.8%

Employment Data

Year

Employment Rate

Two Year Employment Rate

2019

100%

100%

2020

100%

Concerns/Complaints

Any persons with a formal complaint regarding the physical therapist assistant program can locate the instructions to file a complaint with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education: http://www.capteonline.org/ Complaints/

Any persons with an issue or concern regarding the physical therapist assistant program should click on the following link: Complaint