Physical Therapist Assistant Program Achieves 100 Percent Pass Rate

Graduates of Seminole State College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program recently achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their licensure exams from the Oklahoma Medical Board.

This marks the second year in a row for SSC’s PTA program to achieve a perfect pass rate.

“This cohort demonstrated true grit and resilience throughout the program and into their clinical experiences. We received excellent feedback from our clinical partners regarding their performance and expect that they will all have bright careers in the field of physical therapy,” Shakira Stafford, SSC PTA Program Director, said.

Each 2023 graduate is either already working in the field or continuing their education. Matt Ramirez is working as a pediatric therapist at OKC Speech, LLC in the Oklahoma City-metro area; Chris Howell is working in outpatient care with Athletico Physical Therapy in Shawnee; Summer Ralston is working in outpatient care with Excel Therapy in Durant; and Megan Whited is pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma and plans to work in an outpatient setting.

The PTA program is sequenced so that students take their prerequisite coursework first and are then admitted into the technical portion of the program. The technical portion consists of physical therapy coursework and on-site clinical education that can be completed in 11 months. Graduates of the program receive an Associate Degree of Applied Science and are eligible to take the licensure examination to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. The program is housed at Shawnee’s Gordon Cooper Technology Center. For more information about the program, visit