Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

PTA Mission

It is the mission of the Carl Albert State College Physical Therapist Assistant Program to educate our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an entry level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. We will strive to keep student costs low while connecting the student to nearby classroom and clinical education.

Accreditation Status: Full

11/17/2010 – 12/31/2020

The Physical Therapist Assistant Education program at
Carl Albert State 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;
website: http://www.capteonline.org

Student Outcome Data

2 Year Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate: 2017-2018 = 95%

2018 
Licensure Pass Rate 10/11 (91%)
Graduation Rate 73%
Post Licensure Employment Rate (Actively Seeking) 100%

2017
Licensure Pass Rate 11/11 (100%)
Graduation Rate 11/12 (92%)
Post Licensure Employment Rate (Actively Seeking) 100%

2 Year Employment Rate: 2017-2018 = 100%

 

Program Contacts

Carl Albert State College
Physical Therapist Assistant Education
1507 S. McKenna
Poteau, OK  74953
918-647-1200

Program Director
Kendal Repass,
MS, PTA, ATC

918-647-1285

Academic Coordinator Clinical Education
Jeri Hobday, LPT
918-647-1352

Instructor
Bill Carroll, MPT
918-647-1357

Office Manager
Dee Steele
918-647-1355

Admission of a Person with Arrest or Criminal Conviction

No individual may be admitted to the Associate in Applied Science (Physical Therapist Assistant) program who has not or will not complete any parole and/or probationary requirements prior to the applications deadline.
 
Individuals who have been arrested and/or convicted of a felony offense, a drug or alcohol related offense, or certain offenses involving moral turpitude (i.e., larceny) prior to admission to the PTA program are considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee. In these deliberations, the Committee considers the following factors:
1. The nature of the crime(s);
2. Evidence of rehabilitation;
3. Personal characteristics;
4. Behavior/action since the offense was committed;
5. The total criminal records; and
6. The disciplinary action of the court.
 
Individuals with an arrest and/or criminal conviction are advised that the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision will consider their application for licensure by examination on an individual basis. This may require a personal appearance before the Board in the final semester of the program. It is a prerogative of the Board to grant or deny the application.