PTA class has 100 percent pass rate on national exam

April 03, 2003

The most recent graduates of the Penn State DuBois' physical therapist assistant (PTA) program have achieved an exceptional milestone: a100 percent pass rate on their national licensing examination. The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy recently notified the campus that all 14 students from Penn State DuBois have passed their licensing examination on the first attempt. This 100 percent pass rate is far higher than this year's national average of 71.6 percent for first-time applicants, and 62 percent for those who took the examination more than one time. All of the Penn State DuBois students received their PTA associate degrees last August. The license is required to practice in Pennsylvania."We are ecstatic to achieve a 100 pass rate on this challenging examination," says Barbara Reinard, coordinator of the PTA program at Penn State DuBois. "This has been a goal the faculty has been working on for the past few years, and it is very rewarding to see our efforts and our students' hard work pay off." For the full story, visit:

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