PTA Program Information Sheet

Institution

Administration/Academic Affairs
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 825-2188

Accrediting Agency of College:

New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)
Accredited January 1st, 2019

Administrative Hierarchy

  • President: Meghan Hughes, PhD
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Rosemary A. Costigan, PhD, RN
  • Interim Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences: Suzanne Carr, PhD, RN
  • Assistant Dean of Allied Health: Denise Garrow-Pruitt

Program Mailing Address

Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Community College of Rhode Island
Newport County Campus
1 John H. Chafee Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840

*If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 401-851-1672 or email [email protected].*

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the Community College of Rhode Island is accredited by

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Telephone: (703) 706-3245
Website: http://www.capteonline.org
Email: [email protected]
Initial Accreditation: May 12, 1993
Last Accreditation: October 25, 2017

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science
Program Director: Martha Vigneault, PT, DPT, MS, MEd, CEEAA

Curriculum Design Characteristics

  • Integrated Two-Year
  • Length of Program: 6 semesters
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in General Education Courses: 27
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in Technical Education Courses including Clinical Education: 43
  • Total Number of Contact Hours of Clinical Education: 720
  • Current enrollment in each class of the program (Fall 2019)
    • Freshmen: 23
    • Sophomores: 22

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty

  • Martha Vigneault Interim Program Director & Clinic Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

  • Toni Cimini
  • Cindy Donohue
  • Barbara Celico

Supplemental Instructors

  • Toni Cimini
  • Sarah Browne
  • Cindy Donahue
  • Susan Murphy
  • Lisa Walkin
  • Angie Webb
  • Susan Murphy

Guest Lecturers

  • Kristin Brown
  • Ann Marie Dupre
  • Sara Everhart Skeels
  • Joshua James
  • Don LeVine
  • Colleen McGloin
  • Amy Simmons

Lab Assistant

  • Toni Cimini

Lab Manager

  • Toni Cimini

Administrative and Clerical Staff

  • Alex Sugalski
  • Joan Walker
  • Kristie Gardiner

Acceptance and Matriculation

Class of 2017

  • 65 Applicants
  • 29 Offered Acceptance
  • 24 Accepted
  • 24 In the Cohort

Class of 2018

  • 73 Applicants
  • 27 Offered Acceptance
  • 21 Accepted
  • 21 In the Cohort

Class of 2019

  • 65 Applicants
  • 26 Offered Acceptance
  • 24 Accepted
  • 21 In the Cohort

 

Graduate Performance Data

1st Year Retention Rates, Graduation Rates, and 1st Attempt NPTE Pass Rates and Employment Rates by Graduation Class
Rate 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Graduation Rate in Expected Time frame 87%
(20/23)
79%
(15/19)
86%
(19/22)
87.5%
(21/24)
84%
(16/19)
91%
(21/23)
 
Graduation Rate in 150% Expected Time 96% (22/23) 79% (15/19) 95% (21/22) 96% (23/24) 95% (18/19)    
NPTE Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 94.4%    
Employment Rate 94% 100% 100% 100% 100%    
Employment rate is calculated from Graduate Survey Data, Institutional Research Data, and social media discussion. It is based on the number of graduates who passed the NPTE and were actively seeking employment as PTAs.
2-Year Average Graduation Rates, NPTE Pass Rates, and Employment Rates by Graduation Class
Rate 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Graduation Rate 150% 87.5% 87% 95.5% 95.5%  
Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 97.2%  
Employment Rate 97% 100% 100% 100%  

Contact Information

Denise Garrow-Pruitt
Assistant Dean of Allied Health
Flanagan Campus
2140
[email protected]
Tel: 401-333-7442

Martha Vigneault, PT, DPT, MS, MEd, CEEAA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Interim Program Director
PTA Clinic Coordinator
Rehabilitative Health Department
[email protected]
Tel: 401-851-1681

For more information about the program contact:
Deborah Watson, M.Ed.

Associate Director- Enrollment Services
[email protected]
Tel: 401-851-1637


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Last Updated: 7/3/20