SUNY Orange Rowley Center

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), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 845-341-4290 or email maria.harjes@sunyorange.edu.

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 Data

Class # of students entering the program # of students graduating in 2 years # of students requiring 3 years to graduate
2018
28
13
3
2017
24
17
1
2016
25
19
0
2015
28
21
0

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
2016

First Time

 

Ultimate

19

 

19

 

12

 

16

84.2%
2017

First Time

 

Ultimate

17

 

17

10

 

15

88.2%
2018

First Time

 

Ultimate

16

 

16

11

 

12

75.0%

Employment Data

For the three year period indicated above the Employment Rate is 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