Health Sciences

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapy is an exciting, demanding profession requiring frequent standing, walking and occasional heavy lifting. Patients range in age from newborn to more than 100 years old. Physical therapists and assistants provide direct patient care of individuals who experience temporary or permanent disability due to pain, injury, disease or birth defects. Some examples of patient diagnoses include: stroke; broken bones; strained muscles of the back, leg, or shoulder; muscle weakness; cerebral palsy; burns; wounds; and cancer.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a limited access program, in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Please see the application information packet for admissions and acceptance criteria.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

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CF PTA Program Graduate Statistics

2017 Graduates 2018 Graduates 2019 Graduates 2020 Graduates
# Admitted 24 24 25 25
Average GPA (at admission to PTA) 3.42 3.40 3.53 3.39
Average Age (at admission to PTA) 35 31 29 30
Average PSB Score PR (at admission to PTA) 70 68 72 69
Graduation Rate (CAPTE standard) 80% 78.6% 78.9% 78.9%
First Time Pass Rate on Licensure Exam 100% 92.3% 93.8% 100
Ultimate Pass Rate on Licensure Exam 100% 92.3% 100% 100
Employment Rate (sought employment) 100% 100% 100% TBD
The PTA Program at College of Central Florida 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, http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program directly, please call 352-854-2322 x1442 or email joranlil@cf.edu.


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