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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
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
93.75% 94.44% 88.89% 100% TBA
Five Year Graduation: Two-year average for this same time period are:
2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
94.70% 94.10% 91.67% 90.91% TBA

*Calculated according to CAPTE 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):
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
93.33% 93.75% 100% 100% 85.7%
Five Year first-attempt pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE): Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
97.14% 93.55% 96.77% 100% 92.85%
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):
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
93.33% 100% 100% 100% TBA
Five Year ultimate pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE): Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
97.14% 96.77% 100% 100% TBA
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:
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Employment rates for graduates: Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
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 2023
Program Admissions Students
Number of Students Attending Pre-Admission Conferences 50
Number of Students Formally Applying 34
Number of Newly Admitted Students 18
Number of Re-Admitted Students 1
Total Cohort Size 19
Average ACT Composite for Newly Admitted Students 23 (Range: 15 – 30)
Number of Counties Represented in Cohort 14
Number of recent High School Graduates Admitted (Graduated in 2023): 5
Number of Students with Some College Admitted 19
Number of Students with a Prior 4-Year Degree Admitted 3
Number of Students with Prior Physical Therapy-Related Work Experience 7
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 19
Number of Students with All General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission 10