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PTA Program Outcomes

In an effort to allow students to make an informed choice about their career decisions and in accordance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) guidelines, the PTA program provides information related to graduation rates, licensure pass rates and employment rates.  All values are calculated according to accreditation guidelines.

Five-Year Graduation Rate
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
95.65% 94.44% 94.44% 88.89% 93.33$
Two-year average for this same time period are:
2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
95.45% 95.12% 94.44% 91.67% 90.91%

*Calculated according to CAPTA guidelines

Five Year first-attempt pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), required for certification as a physical therapist assistant in Kentucky (source: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy):
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
100% 93.33% 93.75% 100% 100%

 

Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
100% 97.14%% 93.55% 96.77% 100%

 

Five Year ultimate pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), required for certification as a physical therapist assistant in Kentucky (source: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy):
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
100% 93.33% 100% 100% 100%
Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
100% 97.14% 96.77% 100% 100%
Employment rates for graduates passing the NPTE, certified by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy as PTAs and actively seeking employment within one year of graduation are:
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

The information below is provided as a means to inform potential applicants of the program’s admissions process.  Potential applicants should note that the level of competitiveness varies from academic year to academic year.  Information is based upon information gathered during the admissions process and subsequently.

Admissions Information for Newly Admitted Cohort Admitted in 2022
Program Admissions Students
Number of Students Attending Pre-Admission Conferences 70
Number of Students Formally Applying 44
Number of Newly Admitted Students 19
Number of Re-Admitted Students 1
Total Cohort Size 20
Average ACT Composite for Newly Admitted Students 23 (Range: 17 – 31)
Average GPA for Completed General Education Courses for Newly Admitted Students 3.70 (Range: 2.97-4.00)
Number of Counties Represented in Cohort 15
Number of recent High School Graduates Admitted (Graduated in 2022): 2
Number of Students with Some College Admitted 20
Number of Students with a Prior 4-Year Degree Admitted 5
Number of Students with Prior Physical Therapy-Related Work Experience 8
Number of Students with No General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission 0
Number of Students with Some General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission 11
Number of Students with All General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission 9