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Bay State College Physical Therapist Assistant Program Maintains Ultimate Pass Rate of 100% on the National Licensing Exam

March 2, 2017

BOSTON, MA – March 2, 2017 – Bay State College today announced that its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program, for the fifth consecutive year, garnered an ultimate passage rate of 100% on the National Licensing Exam. The perfect score represents the high academic standards the College continues to uphold, not to mention the preparedness of its PTA students.

Following graduation and earning their physical therapist assistant degree, PTA license candidates sit for the national board exam administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.  The purpose of the exam is to promote safe and competent practice in the field of Physical Therapy (FSBPT, 2017).  Upon passing the exam, PTA program graduates are issued a state license which is required to practice as a PTA.

“This perfect score for the fifth consecutive year illustrates just how well-prepared our students are for careers as PTAs”, said Kristen Forget, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at Bay State College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program.  “We are sending our graduates off with the tools and experience they need to provide quality care.  We are extremely proud of our program and more important, our graduates.”

About Bay State College

Bay State College was founded in 1946. Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support. Bay State College accomplishes this mission by providing a learning environment where teaching excellence and student services are blended to support the uniqueness of individual students, preparing them to achieve their full potential as ethically and socially aware citizens. For several years, Bay State College was named to the Presidents' Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Bay State College has approximately 900 students enrolled in day, evening and online bachelor’s degree programs as well as range of associate’s degree and certificate programs. Non-traditional students have the option of earning an online degree or attending evening college courses at Bay State’s two locations in Boston and Taunton, MA. Visit for more information.