Program Director - Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
Rasmussen College
The Company:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college specializing in high-demand educational programs in a supportive, student-centered environment. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. By combining career development expertise, high academic standards and exceptional student support services, Rasmussen College graduates gain the skills to succeed in their chosen field. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visitrasmussen.edu.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director provides leadership to the Physical Therapist Assistant program and is a brilliant position for career-minded and goal-oriented individuals to experience an entrepreneurial, values-driven culture; a rapidly growing business driven by societal and educational trends; a robust and defined career path; and most importantly, the opportunity to positively impact the lives of aspiring students and their communities. The employee will leverage his/her experience and knowledge of their field to set the stage for the success of these career-oriented students. Through creating course material that will truly fulfill the educational needs of every student; the Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director will play an integral role in the success and overall positive experience for students of Rasmussen College.
Additional responsibilities include:
Work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administration, vendors, and other state and accrediting agencies to lead and manage the PTA program
Direct and lead the PTA program, including instructional design, delivery systems, program and student evaluation, admissions and advising; ensure program complies with college, state, and federal laws, standards and guidelines
Plan and develop a variety of instructional activites and experiences appropriate to the PTA program goals including appropriate general education requirements for degrees; teach a variety of classroom and lab PTA courses
Present to and engage groups of students to achieve their educational goals
Maintain positive student retention and ensure a quality educational experience
Demonstrate passion for the Physical Therapy profession and Health Sciences fields
Participate in training, observation and evaluation
Ensure compliance with accreditation, regulations and policies
Reporting Relationships:
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director will report to the campus Academic Dean.
Master's degree, Doctorate preferred
Licensed physical therapist
Minimum of 5 years post-licensure experience that includes a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience
Knowledge of CAPTE accreditation guidelines
Experience in administration/management
Equivalent of 9 higher education semester credits of coursework in educational foundations
Persuasive communication skills, with ability to demonstrate results
Active community connections to assist students with internship/employment opportunities a plus
Must be able to provide unencumbered professional licenses and/or certifications and official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution
Two years teaching in a CAPTE accredited PT or PTA program preferred
APTA membership preferred
At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee's differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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