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Physical Therapist Assistant - Program Results

Graduation Rate:

Graduation Rate
Graduation Year
Graduate Rate





Graduation Rate = 85% Based on 3 year average for 2012-2014

Pass Rate:

Licensure Examination Ultimate Pass Rate
Graduation Year
Miami Dade College
PTA Program
State of Florida
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3 year average

*Resource: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (

Report data is updated eight times a year. The data for this report is current as of August 31, 2015

Employment Rate:

Employment Rate = 100%
Based on the three year average for graduate classes of 2012-2014

*This information is updated annually in the spring term

Retention Rate:

Retention Rate =80% based the three year average for the graduate classes of 2012 (78%), 2013 (73%), and 2014 (88%).

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO’s)

PLO 1: By the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate effective written, oral, and reading communication skills with patients/clients, other health care providers, and the community. (MDC Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10)

PLO 2: By the completion of the program, the student will adhere to legal, ethical, and professional behaviors while serving as a health care provider. (MDC Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)

PLO 3: By the completion of the program, the student will perform a systematic plan for patient/client assessment and/or management of patient/client data. (MDC Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10)

PLO 4: By the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate the required skills to become a competent health care practitioner. (MDC Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)



All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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