Teaching and Learning
Goal: To be widely recognized as
an exemplary public university committed to student
success and excellence in teaching and learning
Promote Life-long Learning
Provide Life-Long Learning
Offer new academic programs
address state mandates.
Teaching and Learning Goals:
To graduate entry-level Physical Therapist
Assistants who demonstrate technical competence, sound
clinical decision making skills, and provide safe and
effective healthcare to clients from diverse
To prepare physical therapist assistants to act
in the best interest of the client while working
collaboratively as a member of the healthcare team while
practicing in an ethical and safe manner within the
scope of practice as defined by the profession and
To prepare physical therapist assistants to
commit to life-long career development and learning in
order to participate in the promotion of the field of
physical therapy to better serve communities and
Students will complete all course objectives as
mirrored in CAPTE section 3 criteria.
will complete all clinical performance instrument
competencies within 93% of entry-level, as defined
within the clinical performance instrument (CPI) for the
Students will assemble a professional portfolio
to support their career achievements and promote their
involvement in life-long learning and career
Growth and Development
Goal: To assure the full
development of the University through planned enrollment
growth and wise investment in educational initiatives.
Increase enrollment in undergraduate and
Respond selectively to opportunities for
growth and expansion of academic programs.
Improve graduation and completion rates of students
Improve institutional procedures through
organizational change and continuous attention to
student needs and human resource development.
Growth and Development
recruit, retain, and graduate students who have the
abilities and motivation to be successful as physical
5. To provide a professional teaching
and learning environment that is conducive to achieving
student centered goals.
6. Maintain program policy and
procedures that meet the needs of the PTA students and
4. Greater than 80% of students enrolled in
the PTA program will successfully graduate within 1 ˝
times the expected length of matriculation.
5. 85% of graduated students will pass the
NPTE-PTA examination on the first attempt.
6. The PTA coursework will contain 100% of
the CAPTE criteria for PTA accreditation.
7. Students and Faculty will comply with
100% of PTA program policies and procedures.
Goal: To increase opportunities for
students, the campus community, and area residents by
pursuing joint initiatives with the larger community and
by cultivating a shared sense of purpose within the
Develop student-friendly community.
Enhance campus culture and appearance.
Increase parent involvement and support.
To improve the quality of healthcare delivered to
the area residents by recruiting and graduating physical
therapist assistants that are capable and motivated to
produce ethical, legal and safe healthcare to the
8. Students will achieve
entry-level or higher regarding professional,
safe ethical, and legal criteria (CPI 1-5) in a variety
of settings and patient populations.