Physical Therapist Assistant Alumni Pass Board Exams

Naples Campus

On July 6, 2016, 17 alumni from Hodges University’s class of 2015 physical therapist assistant (PTA) program passed their national board exams with a 100 percent pass rate.

“I am very excited about this news. This shows that our students are well prepared to take this exam. With this type of information, Hodges looks to attract new students to our PTA program,” said Cynthia Vaccarino, program chair of the physical therapy assistant program at Hodges.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 85 percent of the students within the PTA program must pass the national board exam in order for the program to remain accredited.

When evaluating the mean scores of the school’s exam report, “As of July 15, 2016, the class of 2015 scored 9.6 points higher than the national average,” she explained.

Hodges’ PTA class of 2015 included 18 students, one of whom did not take the exam. According to Vaccarino, the employment rate for the class of 2015 PTA students seeking jobs is 100 percent. “This type of information puts Hodges on the map and encourages employers to hire Hodges students,” she said.

Individuals interested in Hodges’ PTA program are invited to attend one of three informational sessions on August 11, September 15 or October 6 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Hodges’ Naples campus. The application for enrollment in the 2017 PTA program is available online at https://hu.formstack.com/forms/pta_application. PTA classes begin in January and the deadline to enroll is September 30.

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The School of Allied Health at Hodges University provides a number of high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs to prepare students for entry into the exciting professional world of healthcare.

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