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ACT to PTA Program

The Athletic Trainer Transition concentration is the only CAPTE-accredited program in the country that uses a hybrid format to add the knowledge and skill set of a PTA to the certified athletic trainer competencies.

  • Lectures are online without specific scheduled class times
  • Assignments have weekly due dates.
  • Quizzes and exams are normally scheduled in 24 hour windows.
  • Complete program requires six (6) visits to the Ashtabula Campus in northeast Ohio (one in each of the first 3 semesters)
  • Each of the three lab courses require a midterm and final 3-day on campus lab weekend.
  • Graduate in 15 months
  • Clinical education experiences are completed anywhere in the country.
  • Requires 12 weeks of full-time clinical education immediately prior to graduation.

Application Deadline: February 1st 

Acceptance Notification: Sent to the kent.edu email by March 1st 

Students accepted to the PTST technical studies begin core courses in May.

2014 Application Information Packet – Athletic Trainers Transitions (PDF)

Anticipated Cost (PDF)

PTST-ATT degree Program Data

Applicants in Year …

AAS-PTST-ATT Degree:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total Applicants

38

42

63

63

57

Qualified Applicants

38

42

61

62

56

Applicants Accepted

20

28

28

56

56

No. of Students on Day 1

20

28

28

54

50

Acceptance Rate (of qualified)

53%

67%

46%

90%

100%

Average GPA of entering class

3.77

3.68

3.87

3.35

3.36

Average Age of entering class

37

31.8

33.9

31

30.3

Outcomes for Graduates in year …

AAS-PTST-ATT Graduates

2010

2011

2012

2013

Graduation Rate

100%

96%

96.4%

100%

First-time NPTE Pass Rate

95%

85%

100%

86.6%

Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate

100%

100%

100%

n/a

6 Month Employment Rate

100%

100%

98%

n/a

National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) Pass Rates

All Graduates Testing in Year:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

First-time Testers – OHIO

84.9%

87.7%

89.7%

First-time Testers – NATIONAL

80%

81%

82.1%

83.6%

85.1%

Ultimate Pass Rate – NATIONAL

94%

93%

92%

n/a

n/a

n/a = not available

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