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Penn State is a multi-campus land-grant institution that makes life better for the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality Programs in teaching and learning, research and outreach. The Mission of the Penn State Shenango’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program is congruent with the University Mission to make life better by preparing competent and clinically skilled Physical Therapist Assistants who effectively function under the supervision of the licensed physical therapist, recognize the value of life-long learning, and value contemporary practice to maintain their expertise. The mission of the PTA Program is realized by vigilant attention to and compliance with the rigorous criteria for Program evaluation set forth by CAPTE.