An Assessment of the Characteristics and Attrition Rates of Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Programs
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Community & Environmental Health
Community Health Education
Colin E. Box
John L. Echternach
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.C48B39
The purpose of this study was to determine the student attrition rate in physical therapist assistant programs accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) at the time of the study and to identify factors which may affect student attrition. The survey instrument was designed to gather data on student attrition rates for the classes which graduated in 1984, 1985, and 1986 and on program characteristics such as admission policies and curricular requirements. The mean student attrition rates were 32%, 28.6%, and 26.4% in 1984, 1985 and 1986, respectively. There were no significant differences identified via Chi Square (p
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Bayliss, Pamela A..
"An Assessment of the Characteristics and Attrition Rates of Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Programs"
(1989). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Community & Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25776/2sx8-px59