Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Kimberly Crealey Rouillier
Department Chair,
Rehabilitative Health Department
Program Director,
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
krouillier@ccri.edu
Tel: 401-851-1672

Deborah Watson
Enrollment Services
dwatson@ccri.edu
Tel: 401-851-1637

Program Information Sheet

Institution
Administration/Academic Affairs
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 825-2188
Accrediting Agency of College:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Accredited September 23, 2004

Administrative Hierarchy
  • President: Raymond DiPasquale
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Lela Morgan
  • Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences: Maureen McGarry, PhD, RN, NCC
  • Rehabilitative Health Department Chairperson: Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, DPT, MS
Program Mailing Address
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Community College of Rhode Island
Newport County Campus
1 John H. Chafee Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 851-1672
The PTA Program at the Community College of RI is accredited by
Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 706-3245
Website: http://www.capteonline.org
Email: accreditation@apta.org

Initial Accreditation: May 12, 1993
Last Accreditation: October 24, 2007

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science
Program Director: Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, DPT, MS

Curriculum Design Characteristics
  • Integrated Two-Year
  • Length of Program : 5 semesters
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in General Education Courses: 23
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in Technical Education Courses: 35
  • Total Number of Contact Hours of Clinical Education: 720
  • Current enrollment in each class of the program (Fall 2014)
    • Freshmen: 24
    • Sophomores: 18
Faculty and Staff
Core faculty members who currently hold academic appointments
  • Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, Program Director
  • Martha Vigneault, Program Faculty
  • Jennifer Hurrell, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Part-time Faculty (Adjunct)
  • Jessica Garvey
  • Angela Webb
  • Janice Hulme
  • Michael Nunnery
  • Thomas Almeida
  • Colleen McGloin
  • Sarah Everhart
  • Don Levine
  • Melissa Saccoccio
  • Sarah Browne
  • Cindy Donahue
  • Athena Eliopoulos
  • Mark Rotella
  • Lisa Walkin
Laboratory Manager
  • Toni Cimini
Laboratory Assistants
  • Stacey Aaron
  • Shannon Lane

Department Secretary

  • Catherine Sardinha
  • Joan Walker

Exercise Room Staff

  • Linda Nalle
Graduate Performance Data
1st Year Retention Rates, Graduation Rates, and 1st Attempt NPTE Pass Rates by Graduation Class
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1st Year Retention Rate

74%

(20/27)

79%

(19/24)

75%

(18/24)

75%

(18/24)

90%

(19/21

92%

(22/24)

96%

(22/23)

Graduation Rate

63%

(17/27)

75%

(18/24)

75%

(18/24)

75%

(18/24)

90%

(19/21)

87.5%

(21/24)

87%

(20/23)

1st Attempt NPTE Pass Rate 100%
(17/17)

83%

(15/18)

94%

(16/17

94%

(17/18)

100%

(19/19)

100%

(21/21)

100%

(19/19)

Employment Rate 100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

94%

NA

NOTE: One student in the graduation class of 2010 elected not to take the national examination. Percentage is based on the number of students that took the exam.  One student from the class of 2014 has yet to take the exam.

 

Employment rate is calculated from Graduate Survey Data and social media discussion.  It is based on the number of graduates who passed the NPTE and were actively seeking employment as PTAs.

Student Retention for Students Completing the Program in the Standard Timeframe
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

63%

(17/27)

75%

(18/24)

75%

(18/24)

75%

(18/24

90%

(19/21

87.5

(21/24)

87%

(20/23)

Three Year Average 74%
(53/75)
 
  Three Year Average 75%
(54/72)
 
  Three Year Average 80%
(54569)
 
  Three Year Average 84%
(58/69)
 
 

Three Year Average 88%
(60/68)

 

Students graduating in the Class of 2012 and after were accepted through the Performance Based Application Process.
Student Retention for Students Completing the Program
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

78%

(21/27)

75

(18/24)

83%

(20/24)

87.5%

(21/24)

95%

(20/21)

92%

(22/24)

NA
Three Year Average 79%
(59/75)
 
  Three Year Average 82%
(59/72)
 
  Three Year Average 88%
(61/69)
 
  Three Year Average 91%
(63/69)
 
**Reinstated students from the Class of 2014 have not graduated at this time.
Students graduating in the Class of 2012 and after were accepted through the Performance Based Application Process.
Performance of Graduates: NPTE Results, 1st Attempt
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
100%
(17/17)
83%
(15/18)
94%
(16/17)
94%
(17/18)
100%
(19/19)

100%

(22/22)

100%

(19/19)

Three Year Average 91%
(39/43)
 
  **Three Year Average 91%
(49/54)
 
  Three Year Average 96%
(53/55)
 
 

Three Year Average 98%
(58/59)

 
 

Three Year Average 100%
(60/60)

*All students that failed their first attempt passed their second

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