Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program

Mission Statement

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTAP) supports the mission of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) by welcoming a diverse student population to a challenging and supportive educational environment that prepares highly qualified physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to meet the needs of the physical therapy profession and the community. The PTA faculty members recognize and understand the important role of the PTA within the practice of physical therapy and serve as advocates for PTAs and MCCC learners seeking to join the profession.

Consistent with the MCCC Mission & Goals, the PTAP faculty members are committed to the establishment and promotion of a professional learning environment that will foster academic excellence, the capacity for lifelong learning, and the development of self-reliant, competent health care professionals. Curriculum content and instructional methodologies for didactic, laboratory and clinical activities have been carefully selected and integrated to fulfill the needs of the community and to meet or exceed the standards established by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) for PTA educational programs.


Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

GOAL 1:

To maintain high quality PTA courses and instruction for a diverse student population.

GOAL 2:

To provide meaningful and effective services and activities that support student success and preparation for safe and competent clinical practice.

GOAL 3:

To foster learning environments that celebrate and value diversity and respect.

GOAL 4:

To manage resources that support affordability, quality teaching, innovation and safe learning environments.

GOAL 5:

To foster community connections with providers of quality physical therapy to enhance the vitality of the PTA program and contribute to the physical therapy community.

GOAL 6:

To maintain a commitment to assessment to evaluate the pta program’s success in meeting these goals.

GOAL 7:

To provide an environment that creates adaptive learners who are able to function in complex, uncertain and novel situations.

GOAL 8:

To intentionally focus on learner development of professional identity and commitment to the physical therapy profession.


ABOUT MCCC PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE):

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 2231
4 telephone: 703-706-3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
website: http://www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the PTA Program at MCCC directly, please call Program Coordinator Holly Kaiser at 609-570-3478 or email her at kaiserh@mccc.edu.

For CAPTE Accreditation, please click on the CAPTE logo below.
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