Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

The MWCC PTA program mission is to educate, train, and develop Physical Therapist Assistants who have entry-level competence in the field.

Goal #1 Students and Graduates:

Successful entry into practice as a physical therapist assistant

Outcome #1:

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
Demonstrate successful performance on state licensure examination 85 % ultimate pass rate for two years averaged Monitored through AAR. AAR
FSBPT published pass rates

Outcome #2

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
Obtain employment as entry-level physical therapist assistant 90 % employment by all graduates seeking employment, 6 months after successfully passing licensure exam Monitored through AAR
Graduate survey
AAR
Annual assessment reported at end of the year curriculum meeting.

Outcome #3

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
Demonstrate consistent commitment to lifelong learning through regular participation in continuing education All graduate will report attendance at one continuing education experience by 6-month graduate survey. Graduate survey
MWCC PTA Facebook Page
Annual graduate survey data reported at end of year curriculum meeting

Goal #2 Faculty:

Faculty Demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning

Outcome #1:

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
MWCC PTA faculty will achieve satisfactory rating per evaluative process for full time and part time faculty All faculty achieve satisfactory rating in all 3 areas of evaluation (classroom observation, student evaluations and course materials evaluation). Faculty evaluation conducted by the dean would trigger process. Annual contractual requirements

Outcome #2

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
All faculty participate in continuing education to stay current in contemporary practice Each faculty member attends one continuing education program to address curriculum needs based on assessment metrics. Monitored through student feedback in focus groups, course evaluations, clinical instructor feedback, advisory board feedback and employer feedback Annual assessment reported at the end of the year curriculum meeting

Goal #3 Program:

The program satisfy the regional employment needs for PTAs

Outcome #1:

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
100% compliance with CAPTE criterion at all times Annually, the program will have 100% compliance I n the AAR submission. Monitored through AAR. AAR

Outcome #2

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
Ensure that all graduates demonstrate entry-level skills All students will achieve entry level performance on the SEF SEF
Graduate survey
SEF data reported at end of year curriculum meeting

Outcome #3

Outcome Expected Level of Achievement Process to determine achievement has been met Report/Evidence
Monitor job openings to ensure program completion numbers are meeting regional needs 90 % employment by all graduates seeking employment, 6 months after successfully passing licensure exam Advisory board meeting
EMSI data
Annual data reported at end of year curriculum meeting