Program Director - Physical Therapy Program

Location: Sacramento, CA
Unitek College
Founded in 2002, Unitek College is an accredited, private institution that combines unique academic and technical specialties to provide a superior education in the areas of healthcare and nursing. Unitek College offers seven convenient facilities in California with campuses in Fremont, San Jose, Hayward, Concord, South San Francisco, Sacramento and Bakersfield. Unitek College provides healthcare career training, professional development, clinical placement, and employment assistance to its graduates.
 
Unitek College is also a great place to pursue a rewarding and challenging career.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, unlimited growth potential, and a collegiate work environment.

These are the criteria that CAPTE outlines for a program director:
· A minimum of a master’s degree;
· Holds a current license/certification to practice as a PT or PTA in any United States jurisdiction;
· A minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience;
· Previous experience in an academic institution preferably in a PTA program;
· Experience in administration/management;
· Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations.
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and develop a new physical therapist assistant program including the curriculum
A working knowledge of CAPTE and the accreditation process
Writing an application for candidacy and subsequent self-study
Organization and administration to include admissions, budget, personnel, faculty development, course scheduling, equipment maintenance and strategic planning;
Assist with hiring of additional faculty resources
Monitoring the progress of students in the program and eventual outcomes per cohort
Development of program policies/handbooks in alignment with institutional and accreditation mandates
Oversight of activities related to ongoing program assessment including the general effectiveness of the programs and faculty.
Regular duties of a faculty member related to teaching, student advising, scholarly activities, and service to the College
Participate with PAC meetings
Maintenance of accurate information on website
Assisting in the development and implementation of strategies that support student enrollment, retention, program completion, and continuous quality improvement
 
 
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