Physical Therapist Assistant Department
Mary Meng-Lee MPH, PT
PTA Program Mission
North Shore Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program offers a comprehensive curriculum, which emphasizes theory, knowledge and skills necessary for contemporary physical therapy practice across a variety of practice settings. The broad based curriculum promotes student development of self-directed entry-level competence and leadership in preparation for employment. The program faculty values commitment to the physical therapy profession, excellence in education, lifelong learning and servicing our community.
PTA Program Goals
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- The PTA program faculty will deliver a program leading to licensure and entry level PTA practice.
- The PTA program faculty will promote the importance of professional development through lifelong learning opportunities and membership in professional organizations.
- The PTA program will provide students with an appropriate and contemporary curriculum that adheres to institutional guidelines, CAPTE and Standards for Ethical Conduct.
- The PTA program will maintain a current curriculum with ongoing input from program stakeholders.
- PTA program graduates will provide safe and effective physical therapy treatment while adhering to Standards for Ethical Conduct and federal/ state practice standards.
- PTA program graduates will demonstrate professionalism through positive expression of cooperation, adaptability and willingness to learn.