LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. (June 25, 2019)—Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is thrilled to announce its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate’s degree program at its Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco, Florida, campus has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).1,2 Accreditation signifies the PTA program at the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus meets or exceeds standards and criteria for educational quality in physical therapist assistant curriculum and prepares students to work successfully in the profession upon graduation.
“To honor our commitment to academic excellence, we are proud to have our Land O’ Lakes PTA Program join the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove PTA program in successfully fulfilling CAPTE’s rigorous accreditation requirements,” said Amy Garrigues, PT, DPT, Rasmussen College executive director of physical therapy and rehabilitation services. “Achieving this accreditation reinforces that we are delivering on our mission and providing an innovative program and dynamic curriculum to our students.”
About the Rasmussen College – Land O’ Lakes CAPTE-Accredited PTA Program
Labor analytics firm Burning Glass projects more than 30 percent employment growth for physical therapist assistants and aides by 2028 across Florida, much faster than average. To help meet that demand, Rasmussen College’s hands-on PTA program is designed to help students earn their degree and seek a PTA position in as few as 18 months.3
“The increased need nationwide for PTAs is largely due to the changing needs of an aging population and the growing necessity to care for individuals with chronic conditions,” said Tania Tablinsky, PT, DPT, Rasmussen College Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus PTA program director. “Our PTA curriculum provides students with hands-on experience to develop their confidence and arm them with the skills employers demand. Students learn the skills needed to improve a patient’s mobility and decrease pain, as well as gain the ability to comfortably and confidently interact with professionals in a variety of clinical settings and a range of patients from the elderly to children.”
The PTA degree program is designed with a unique blend of flexible online classes, on-campus courses and on-campus labs. The labs feature longer, less frequent lab schedules, providing more uninterrupted time for supervised skill acquisition and practice. Students also benefit from clinical practice at a healthcare facility to ensure career readiness.
The program is offered with Flex Choice® self-directed assessment offerings, which allows students to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide students with more flexibility and affordability allowing them to receive credit for what they already know.
To learn more about the Rasmussen College Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s degree program, please visit rasmussen.edu/pta.
1Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440
2 The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rasmussen College – Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 813-435-3645 or email Tania.Tablinsky@rasmussen.edu.
3Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
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