About the BYU-Idaho PTA Program
The BYU-Idaho PTA program was approved as a new offering in 2012. Since then, the university has been working to put faculty and staff in place to adminster the program. The University has also remodeled a teaching area for this program in the Hart building on the 1st floor - east side. This program will prepare students to take the national licensure exam and work as a professional physical therapist assistant. This program will also allow the PTA course work to count as credits towards a variety of bachelors degrees on campus. This program will accept 20 students annually (each Fall). The program received candidacy status in August 2014 and began its first cohort in Fall of 2014.
Expected Student Outcomes
We fully support the university's outcomes of students becoming: disciple leaders, lifelong learners, creative & critical thinkers, effective communicators, skilled professionals and engaged citizens. We feel that the university's outcomes embody the program's outcome of educating PTA students to deliver high quality care within the scope of their practice.
As data becomes available, the following statistics about the program will be provided:
|Number of applications for class of ...||16|
|Number of applicants accepted||16|
|Average GPA of applicants for class of ...||3.48|
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