Graduate Outcomes

 

Upon completion of all requirements of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Rehabilitation Sciences, graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Practice legally and ethically in diverse global environments, distinguished by the pursuit of self-directed learning, mindfulness, compassion, confidence, effective collaboration with others and with competence in knowledge, reasoning and skills.
  2. Develop quality therapy services based on the best available research, patient/client values and clinical expertise, and focused on patient/client-centered care to individuals and communities.
  3. Educate patients/clients, caregivers, the public, other healthcare professionals, students, third-party payers and legislators about physical therapy services including health promotion and wellness.
  4. Advocate for the common good of individuals and communities, vulnerable and underserved populations, the profession of physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training and other healthcare professions.
  5. Be active members of their professional associations.

Graduate Outcomes

Outcome Data
Graduation Year First Time
NPTE Pass Rate
Ultimate
NPTE Pass Rate
Graduation Rate Employment Rate
December 2023 89.4% 89.4% 92.6%

Results from 1 year grad survey pending

2022 (May) 70.5% 96.2% 96.0% 100.0%
2021 88.6% 97.7% 96.0% 100.0%
2020 88.7% 100.0% 96.3% 100.0%

 * In Progress: As of May 2024, most have only had one opportunity to take the NPTE. 

 

Graduate Outcomes - Two Year Average
Graduation Years First Time NPTE Pass Rate 2-Year Average Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate 2-Year Average Graduation Rate 2-Year Average Employment Rate 2-Year Average
2022-2023 80.0% 92.8% 94.3% 100%
2021-2022 79.6% 97% 96.0% 100.0%
2021-2020 88.7% 97.8% 96.2% 100.0%
Graduate outcomes will be posted after the first cohort of OTD students graduate in 2026.

Board of Certification Pass Rate

Board of Certification Pass Rate
  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3-year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 7 7 16 11 6 33
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 7 7 15 11 5 31
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 7 6 13 7 5 25
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 100% 86% 87% 64% 100% 81%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 7 6 14 9 5 28
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100% 86% 93% 82% 100% 90%

Student Retention Rate

Student Retention Rate
Incoming Cohort 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-year aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 16 9 12 37
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 11 8 10 29
Program retention rate (%) 68.75% 88.89% 83.33% 78.38%

Student Graduation Rate

Student Graduation Rate
  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3-year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 7 7 16 11 6 33
Student Graduation Rate (%) 78% 88% 89% 69% 67% 77%

Student Employment/Placement Rate

Student Employment/Placement Rate
  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3-year aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 7 5 13 7 5 26
Student Employment/ Placement Rate as AT (%) 100% 71% 87% 70% 83% 84%
Number of students employed as other 0 1 1 2 1 4
Student Employment/ Placement Rate as other (%) 0% 14% 7% 20% 17% 13%
Number of students not employed 0 1 0 0 0 0
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0% 14% 0% 0% 0% 0%