The Florida Physical Therapy Association’s (FPTA) Annual Conference provides an opportunity for therapists to earn continuing education units as well as provides an avenue to discuss issues facing the profession. To facilitate involvement in the profession, the FPTA sponsored one student from each PT and PTA educational institution with Tsakaia Berkeley, Physical Therapist Assistant student, representing Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale.

Dr. Leona Rodriguez, the PTA Program Director of the Fort Lauderdale Campus and Faculty members Dr. Karen Coupe, Dr. Jelaine James and Mrs. Gail Padrino presented a poster titled “Looking Within: Utilizing Program Assessment Data to Drive Change in Student Performance in Physical Therapy Education” which discussed educational strategies and interventions to improve physical therapist assistant (PTA) student performance on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).  Also in attendance were Dr. Diane Roadarmel, the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Ms. Dorice Ross, PTA faculty.

PTA conf Oct. 2016