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Physical Therapist

Company: Unitek Learning, Inc.
Location: Provo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The PTA Program Director is responsible for providing leadership to meet the instructional goals of the program and College. This includes: (a) adhering to the CAPTE standards on program compliance, and (b) meeting critical program enrollment and retention milestones. The Program Director is responsible for teaching in the PTA Associate Degree Program while overseeing program assessment, maintenance of curriculum development and updates, new program initiatives, and assisting in the recruitment and retention of PTA students.

Our Provo College in Utah is seeking candidates for the position of Program Director for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate Degree Program. The Utah campus of Provo College is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).


Under the immediate supervision of the Associate Dean of Allied Health and Technology and campus director, the Program Director will:

  • Develop and maintain PTA program curriculum that reflects the dynamic nature of the profession
  • Plan strategically for the program to respond to changes in healthcare and community needs
  • Prepare and monitor the programmatic budget
  • Select, supervise, evaluate, and mentor the PTA faculty
  • Prepare the course schedules per semester and make teaching assignments based on instructor qualifications
  • Instruct up to 10 hours in the classroom per semester
  • Ensure compliance with all accreditation standards for the program including maintenance of accurate public information, and timely notification of substantive changes.
  • Communicate with CAPTE to submit timely necessary reports and fees.
  • Follow current and subsequent changes to CAPTE policies and procedures to maintain compliance and if notified of non-compliance, satisfy all issues within specified timeframes
  • Assist with textbook selections and evaluations
  • Coordinate program reviews and activities of advisory committees
  • Maintain inventory of equipment, software and supplies in the classroom
  • Ensure that the classroom environment is safe and conducive to learning

The program director is a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who demonstrates an understanding of education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapist assistant education

Minimum qualifications include all of the following:

  • A minimum of a masters degree;
  • Hold a current license to practice as a Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in the state of Utah or eligible for Utah licensure;
  • Five (5) years (or equivalent) full-time, post licensure experience with a minimum of three (3) years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience comprised of didactic and/or clinical teaching experience;
  • Two (2) years of experience in administration/management;
  • Two (2) years of experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment
  • Nine (9) college credits of coursework in educational foundations (or the equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications (All items shown above, plus):

  • Doctoral Degree as a Physical Therapist (DPT);
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) with documented professional activity;
  • Demonstrable leadership skills inclusive of setting expectations and managing for performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Passion for the value of education;
  • Energy and organizational skills for multi-tasking;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Keywords: Unitek Learning, Inc., Provo , Physical Therapist, Other , Provo, Utah

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