Graduate Outcome Measures for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Group of PTA Graduates and two PTA faculty.

Licensure Exam Pass Rates for Ohlone College PTA Program Graduates

Ohlone College PTA Program graduates have posted a 100% pass rate on the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) since 2007. (Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website.)

Ohlone PTA Program Goals

By providing a comprehensive and forward-looking curriculum that mirrors the current standards of practice in physical therapy, the graduate with a Physical Therapist Assistant AS Degree will be:

  1. Practice in a variety of settings that serve diverse patient populations.
  2. Practice within the laws and regulations of California and the ethical tenets of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  3. Apply evidence based knowledge, skills, and demeanor that engender comprehensive assistance to the patient and the supervising physical therapist so that treatment goals may be reached effectively and expeditiously.
  4. Self-evaluate learning needs to advance in the profession and improve skills for providing patient care.
  5. Effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, and other members of the health care team using oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills.

American Physical Therapy Association information on demographics and statistics provided by Ohlone College PTA Program.

Success Rates for Ohlone's PTA Program

Matriculation rates are 83% for the first year, 90% for the second year. Graduation rates are as follows:

  • 2007: 63.20%
  • 2008: 61.10%
  • 2009: 47.60%
  • 2010: 61.10%
  • 2011: 65.21%
  • 2012: 52.63%
  • 2013: 68.40%
  • 2014: 81.00%
  • 2015: 81.80%
  • 2016: 77.27%
  • 2017: 78.94%
  • 2018: 89.50%
  • 2019: 86.40%

Employment rates vary between 90% and 100% from 2010-2018. Licensure exam pass rates are 100% for the past 12 years (2007-2018).  The Ultimate NPTAE Pass Rate for 2019 currently stands at 93.8%.