Physical Therapist Assistant

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Offered as: Associate

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Student Outcomes Information for PTA Program

Graduation rates:

  • Average 3 year graduation rate for the PTA program between 2013-2015 is 74.5%

Pass rates on the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE):

  • 3 year average for pass rates on the NPTAE for graduates between 2013-2015 is 90.27%
  • 2 year average for pass rates on the NPTAE for graduates between 2014-2015 is 94.65%

Employment rate:

The employment rate for graduates who passed the NPTAE  is 97%.

Accreditation information:

  • One of the fastest-growing fields in the United States and one of the best programs in Pennsylvania.
  • Long-standing regional and national reputation for healthcare education.
  • Variety of clinical experiences offered in healthcare settings.
  • Career opportunities exist in many different areas such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, school systems and industrial settings.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mount Aloysius 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:; website:

Meet Our Department!

Penelope Lescher
Associate Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant/ Program Director/ Chairperson Physical Therapist Assistant
Robert Rabatin
Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant
Emily Houseknecht
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant

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