Accreditation and Student Achievement Data


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Morton College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 708-656-8000 Ext. 2380 or email

Dr. Alison Gehrke, PT, DPT

Associate Dean of Allied Health
Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Student Achievement Data

Enrollment 2021
  • 35 individuals applied to the program.
  • 31 applicants met all requirements for admission.
  • 26 applicants were offered a place in the class; both initial offers and offers to applicants on a “waiting” list.
  • 19 applicants accepted the offer and enrolled in the program.

Program Outcomes (2019-2020):

  • The ultimate pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam is 86.05%.
  • The first time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam is 74.42%.
  • 94% of graduates who sought employment were working as PTAs within 1 year following graduation.

Graduation Rate (2019-2020):

  • Class year 2020: 90.9% of students completed the technical program within 150% of the normally expected time.
  • Class year 2019: 96.2% of student completed the technical program withing 150% of the normally expected time.