About the program:
Physical therapy is a health profession with the primary purpose of restoring, maintaining and improving the quality of life of the healthy and those with injury or dysfunction. Through the use of such tools as physical agents (i.e., heat, cold, ultrasound, traction, electrical stimulation), gait training, massage and various forms of exercise, physical therapy professionals work in a variety of settings with a variety of patients.
Some settings in which physical therapy is performed include hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation units/center, nursing homes, schools and private homes. Patients treated in physical therapy range from newborns to the geriatric population and sample diagnoses would include cerebral palsy, athletic injuries, back/neck problems, strokes, burns/wounds, post-surgical conditions and spinal cord injuries.
The PTA Program at Kilgore College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone: 703-706-3245; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The most recent accreditation decision was made on Nov. 7, 2012, and is valid through June 30, 2021.
The PTA Program at Kilgore College has excellent student outcomes for its students including graduation rates, licensure pass rates on the national licensure exam, and employment rates. For the most recent three years of data collection (2012-2014), the following outcomes are noted in these areas:
Graduation rates: 97.9 %
National licensure exam pass rates: 90 %
Employment rates: 100 %