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Accreditation

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Miami Dade College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org.

Further information regarding accreditation can be obtained through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

This program is accredited through December 31, 2024

Licensure

To work as a Physical Therapist Assistant, you must graduate from an accredited physical therapist assistant education program and a license is required in the State of Florida. This license requires that you pass the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE) offered through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and also pass the State of Florida Board of Physical Therapy Laws and Rules Examination.

MDC graduates are qualified to apply to the State Board of Physical Therapy for permission to complete the National Physical Therapy Assistant Examination (NPTAE) process. Upon satisfactory completion, applicants become licensed physical therapist assistants.

For further information:

Florida Board of Physical Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C05
Tallahassee , FL 32399-3255
(850) 488-0595

Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Graduation Rate
Graduation Year Graduate Rate
2014 84%
2015 90%
2016 78%

Graduation Rate = 84% Based on 3 year average for 2014-2016

Pass Rate

Licensure Examination Ultimate Pass Rate
Graduation Year Miami Dade College
PTA Program
National Average
2014 97.4% 95.3%
2015 95.4% 95.0%
2016 97.8% 94.3%
3 year average 96.9% 94.9%

*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 June, 2017

Employment Rate

Employment Rate = 100%

Based on the three year average for graduate classes of 2014-2016

*This information is updated annually in the Spring Term

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