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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Associate of Applied Science


Program Competencies:

In this challenging program, you will master the following skills:

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Perform selected measurement procedures in consultation with the evaluating Physical Therapist (PT). Use appropriate modalities that include but are not limited to heat, cold, light, water, sound, and electricity, as well as therapeutic exercise and exercise equipment. Modify or adjust treatment within the limits of the plan of care based on the patient's reactions, and seek guidance when necessary. Complete any and all required written documentation accurately and legibly. Recognize abnormal physiological changes and report them to the evaluating therapist and other appropriate personnel. Maintain working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the profession.

Program Outcomes:

Graduation Year




MTC Graduation Rate (Students graduating within 3 years of admission to the PTA Program)

22/24 92%

21/24 88%

20/24 83%

National Physical Therapy Examination  (Licensure Exam) Ultimate Pass Rate

22/22 100%

18/21 86%

18/18 100%

National Physical Therapy Examination  (Licensure Exam) Ultimate Pass Rate  Three (3) year average as reported by the FSBPT 2011-2013

Employment Rate (Percentage of graduates who were employed as PTAs within 6 months of passing the licensure examination)





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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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