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BPCC PTA program continues to produce quality graduates

Producing quality, highly-skilled and educated graduates is what Bossier Parish Community College continues to do on a daily basis, and this is definitely the case with BPCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program.

BPCC’s PTA program administrators have just learned that for two consecutive years the BPCC PTA program graduates have achieved a “first-time pass rate of 100%” on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), an essential part of the PTA licensing process after graduation.
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“What this accomplishment shows is the PTA students at BPCC are going into these licensure exams well-prepared,” said BPCC’s PTA Program Director Laura Bryant.  “The BPCC PTA program has historically maintained a very high ultimate pass-rate on the NPTE, but we are especially thrilled to learn that for two years 100% of our graduates have passed this exam the first time. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our program and gives the employers who hire our graduates the knowledge that they are getting the best, well-trained PTAs in the business.”

The National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, is the measuring stick by which all new physical therapy graduates are measured.

BPCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  For more information, visit bpcc.edu/pta/.

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