2017 Spring Physical Therapist Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey

2017 Spring Physical Therapist Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey








Physical Therapist Assistant Spring 2017 Student SLO
Report
Spring 2017 - Physical Therapist Assistant
July 31st 2017, 11:45 am MDT

Q3 - What did you like about this program?
The instructors are outstanding, hands on experience, created significant individual/personal growth
simultaneously with growth in career skills. Content of the courses were very informative.
Good instructors
The instructors, my classmates
The one to one time with each instructor. The caring nature of each instructor and their passion for the
profession. Loved the benefits of hands on techniques in labs. The program gets you ready to be entry level and I
feel confident with entering the field. Great work by the instructors.
The instructors were very helpful and cared about students They pushed us to be our best
The people
The instructors were amazing. The curriculum was challenging but doable
I enjoyed how the classes had lecture mixed in with lab. The hands on content was very helpful for my clinical.
What I liked about the physical therapist assistant program was how much time we got to practice in labs and
access to any of the labs after hours.
I loved that this program had instructors that truly care about their students. They are passionate and genuinely
want the best for each student. The education was incredibly helpful in becoming entry level and providing me
with all the knowledge necessary to pass my board exam.
All of the instructors were amazing and super helpful! I feel that they have prepared me for everything that they
possibly can. I feel that because of everything we were taught my internships were a breeze.
The instructors are great! When going into my internships are felt very prepared to treat patients.
The way it was planned out. It flowed well from topic to topic
Great professors, information taught in a way that was easy to learn in, small class sizes, caring and nurturing
environment
Instructors were very helpful. Class sizes were very helpful for learning
The hand on aspect of class. The teachers were very willing to just place your hands where they needed to be for
you to learn the correct way to perform something

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
Cardiac rehabilitation course offered in the summer.
It was very stressful
Earlier clinical experience
The amount of homework the last semester of actual class seemed overwhelming at times. If there was a way to
incorporate lab and lecture together in the same class period time.
We need more time. Cardio class was the hardest because we only had about two hrs per week.
The people
Nothing
The classload second year with cardio, nuero, and orthodox was very challenging, but also helpful. I would have
liked more time to really grasp certain information instead having to prioritize other classes over others.
I would incorporate more courses material during the summer to lighten the work load for the second year fall
semester.
Requiring an interview or screening process for admittance of students into the program.
I wouldn't change a thing.
The last semester is very compact.
Summer homework I needed more of an example to follow
Interview required to become enrolled
It being full time for credit load. It's only part time which effects the way you can get certain benefits and such but
it is full time work load, there's no time to be able to work

Q6 - As a result of this program: I have learned effective communication skills.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

4

Agree

0.00%

0

5

Strongly Agree

87.50%

14

Total

100%

16

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills you learned.
Communication skills have significantly improved with confidence in my ability and skills I've been taught.
Learned how to effectively communicate my patients needs and concerns
I learned to talk more and be more confident
The people
How to respectfully and professionally communicate with patients and fellow workers
Being able to use constructive feedback effectively. Ask pertinent questions that will help with my ability to learn.
Strong patient communication was focused on during the practicals.
I have learned many things about communication. What is able to be said to help and encourage patients.
I learned to actively listen and use an open ended question style of interview with patients

Q8 - As a result of this program: I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
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Answer

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Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

50.00%

8

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

18.75%

3

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

25.00%

4

Total

100%

16

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you learned.
Quick simple math, dealing with measurements and billing.
Goniometry, MMT
Calculation of max heart rate, goniometric measurements,
I learned a little math in this program
I can count to 5
Goniometry, billing, MMT

Q10 - As a result of this program: I learned how to transfer social and natural science
theories into practical applications.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

12.50%

2

4

Agree

0.00%

0

5

Strongly Agree

81.25%

13

Total

100%

16

Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural science theories
into practical applications.
Learned how to effectively explain my rationale to patients in ways they'd understand
The people are great
N/A

Q12 - As a result of this program: I learned critical thinking skills.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

87.50%

14

Total

100%

16

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you learned.
Significantly improved with clinical critical thinking skills with quick response.
I'm am now able to change my plan depending on my patients reaction to treatment
I have to decid on for specific disorders.
I can think on my feet so much better now
As a PTA you need to be able to critically think all the time everyday with choosing what exercises to do and being
able to adjust accordingly

Q14 - As a result of this program: I have learned to use technology effectively.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

18.75%

3

4

Agree

18.75%

3

5

Strongly Agree

56.25%

9

Total

100%

16

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using technology
effectively.
I used technology for all my homework
I can use this IPad now
N/A
Necessary for safe and proper application of modalities.
We don't use much technology. I mean we use ultrasound machines and such

Q16 - As a result of this program: I have learned to value myself and work ethically with
others in a diverse population.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

87.50%

14

Total

100%

16

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about valuing yourself and
working ethically with others in a diverse population.
They taught me to be more confident with everything
I worked with many different types of people
in the beginning of this program I wasn't sure if it was the one for me, but after all of the support and
encouragement along the way I realized that I am a good PTA and am proud of what I have accomplished
I have learning how I can do is job and how it changes patients lives. As a result I have more confidence in myself

Q18 - As a result of this program: I am able to make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

12.50%

2

4

Agree

12.50%

2

5

Strongly Agree

68.75%

11

Total

100%

16

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about incorporating the
importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
I feel more confident with making decisions with my patients
I have learned many decision making skills

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to: demonstrate effective communication with
patients, families, and health care team.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

81.25%

13

Total

100%

16

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.
Clinical experience has given me this opportunity
I feel I had these skills prior to this program.
I have learned how to communicate better

Q23 - As a result of this program, I learned to: exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect
respect and sensitivity according to physical therapy practice standards.
#

Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

0.00%

0

5

Strongly Agree

93.75%

15

Total

100%

16

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.
The instructors lead by example.

Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to: function under the supervision of a physical
therapist in a safe, legal, ethical manner.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

0.00%

0

5

Strongly Agree

93.75%

15

Total

100%

16

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.
I owe all my gained knowledge to these 3 professors. I have learned so much and I am so grateful.

Q27 - As a result of this program, I learned to: produce documentation to support the
delivery of physical therapy services.
#

Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

87.50%

14

Total

100%

16

Q28 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.

Q29 - As a result of this program, I learned to: demonstrate critical thinking skills to
implement and adjust a plan of care under the direction and supervision of a physical
therapist.
#

Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

4

Agree

0.00%

0

5

Strongly Agree

87.50%

14

Total

100%

16

Q30 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.

Q31 - As a result of this program, I learned to: perform technically competent data
collection under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

81.25%

13

Total

100%

16

Q32 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.

Q33 - As a result of this program, I learned to: perform technically competent physical
therapy interventions under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

87.50%

14

Total

100%

16

Q34 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.

Q35 - As a result of this program, I learned to: educate patients, family and other
providers.
#

Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

12.50%

2

5

Strongly Agree

81.25%

13

Total

100%

16

Q36 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.
With confidence

Q37 - As a result of this program, I learned to: integrate components of administrative,
operational and fiscal practices of physical therapy service in a variety of settings.
#

Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

0

4

Agree

25.00%

4

5

Strongly Agree

68.75%

11

Total

100%

16

Q38 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.

Q39 - As a result of this program, I learned to: implement a self-directed plan for career
development, credentialing, and lifelong learning.
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Answer

%

Count

1

Strongly Disagree

6.25%

1

2

Disagree

0.00%

0

3

Neither Agree nor Disagree

6.25%

1

4

Agree

6.25%

1

5

Strongly Agree

81.25%

13

Total

100%

16

Q40 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.

Q41 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or
suggestions about your experience at Western Technical College.
This program has significantly improved not only my career skills set, but I have grown personally and individually.
I give this credit to the amazing instructors that have pushed me to always be my best. GREAT program and I
would recommend to my friends and family!
Learned very valuable life experiences
Best 2 years of learning the PT world. Thanks instructors!
The program needs to be longer because there isn't enough time to learn everything. Instructors were great.
Alright
It is Great school with a great program and I would recommend it to anyone
It was a friendly environment to learn life long affective skills.
I am so grateful for being given an opportunity to be a part of this program. 10/10 would recommend to a
friend!!!!
Because of the amazing instructors I absolutely love the field that I am getting into
I loved my program, instructors, and classrooms!
Very good program. Gave me all I needed to succeed and become a licesenced PTA
Wonderful program, wonderful professors, 10/10 would recommend to others.
I had a great experience at Western. The staff for the PTA program were amazing. They really love what they do.
Seeing how passionate they get about making sure their students are getting the best at all times was very
comforting