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Cohort Default Rates

Herzing University 2-Year and 3-Year Cohort Default Rates (CDRs)
for Cohorts 2009-2011

2-Year Cohort Default Rates

Herzing University National Averages Proprietary Schools Averages
2009 8.7% 8.8% 15.0%
2010 8.4% 9.1% 12.9%
2011 11.6% 10% 13.6%

3-Year Cohort Default Rates

Herzing University National Averages Proprietary Schools Averages
2009 13.2% 13.4% 22.7%
2010 17.4% 14.7% 21.8%
2011 16.9% 13.7% 19.1%

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, Madison and Middleton Chamber of Commerce members and other business executives joined Herzing University staff and students for the official ribbon cutting and open house, at the new Herzing University – Madison West Learning Center, at 3 Point Place in Madison.

Matthew Schneider, Learning Center Director, and several others spoke about the favorable impact the new center will have on the community.

Toledo, Ohio – May 25, 2011 - They arrived on campus dressed in the familiar green military camouflage and black berets, more than 30 United States Army recruiters from the greater Toledo metropolitan area on Friday, May 20, 2011. The men and women attended a day-long training on the importance of promoting higher education among the ranks.

Herzing University offers veterans and active members of the military and their families, tuition scholarships and other benefits.

“Herzing University is proud to be a military-friendly institution” said Greg Guzman, campus president.

“We take great pride in partnering with active duty members, veterans and families to help make their educational experience convenient, caring and career-focused.”

The group posed for photos before heading home at the end of the day. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to bring our members together for this training,” said Captain Justin Blades.

“The staff and students made us feel right at home.”

A real opportunity to make a major difference in the lives of others.

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work as part of a team to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. PTAs implement selected components of patient/client interventions (treatment), obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the patient/client as directed by the physical therapist or to ensure patient/client safety and comfort.

#15 Best Job in America according to U.S. News & World Report's survey for 2013!

PTAs assist the physical therapist in the treatment of individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTAs provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. PTAs must graduate from a CAPTE-accredited PTA program and licensure or certification is required in most states in which a PTA works.

Source: The above information was taken from the American Physical Therapy Association and used with permission.

A High-demand Occupation

As the large baby-boomer generation enters the prime age for heart attacks, strokes and broken bones, the need for these professionals will expand.

Advancement Opportunities

Many physical therapist assistants advance to administration positions. These positions might include managing all the assistants in a large physical therapy organization or acting as the director for a specific department such as sports medicine. Experienced assistants can also go on to teach in an accredited academic program, lead health risk reduction classes for the elderly, or organize community-run fitness and risk reduction activity programs.

Opportunities are best for physical therapist assistants who hold an associate degree and are licensed.

Physical therapist assistants need a moderate degree of strength because of the physical exertion required in assisting patients with their treatment. Frequent kneeling, stooping, and standing for long periods also are part of the job. The hours and days that physical therapist assistants work vary, but many work evenings and weekends to accommodate their patients’ schedules.

A career as a physical therapist assistant could be right for you, if you:

  • Have the interpersonal skills needed to work with those who require encouragement as well as instruction
  • Have the strength and agility required to work with physically disabled patients
  • Can clearly communicate and demonstrate specific instructions and directions
  • Have a desire to help people in need

Orlando Physical Therapist Assistant Information Session – PTA

You must attend one of our upcoming Physical Therapist Assistant Information Sessions to become a candidate for our PTA program. At the PTA Information Session you will learn about Herzing University and the requirements for admission into the program, as well as what your next steps would be. The entire information session will last approximately 1.5 hrs.

Our PTA program begins twice a year—January and July, and we accept 24 students each time without a waiting list.

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Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Steve Kramer

My journey started back in 2000. I was working at Cub Foods as a dairy/frozen assistant manager. My roommate was going to Herzing University and introduced me to the world of technology. It was time for a change. I graduated in 2003 with an associate degree. I finished my bachelor’s degree in 2011. I work as a network engineer at a company in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been there six years. Herzing University prepared me for a lot of the things I see on the job today.
Steve Kramer
Network Engineer

March 18, 2011 – More than 700 people attended a gala fundraising event with guest and legendary comedian/actor Dr. Bill Cosby, at an event sponsored by the Toledo Urban League and Herzing University – Toledo, at Parkway Place in Maumee, Ohio. Herzing University students directed traffic, worked set-up and break-down, and contributed to security operations for Dr. Cosby at a rally held the next day at Smith Park which attracted more than 2,000 community members. The focus of the events was to raise community awareness for taking responsibility for children, schools, families and neighborhoods.

“Our students were the volunteer leaders,” said Greg Guzmán, campus president. “We are proud of how they represented Herzing University and our community.”

Ohio state representative Michael Ashford commended Herzing students for their volunteer participation and civic awareness during a visit to campus a few days after the event.

More than $85,000 was raised to support efforts of the Toledo Urban League.

When council member Mike Craig visited Herzing University’s Toledo campus on Monday, December 12, 2011, he was able to see first-hand how students are being prepared for the workforce.
Toledo’s campus is an official SAP University Alliance Institution, a facility that provides specific business software. Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the “market leader in enterprise application software.”

SAP stands for “Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing.” According to the website, “SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.”

“Exposure to the SAP software presents great opportunity for future success in Toledo,” Craig said.

On Friday, December 2, 2011, over 40 students took part in a campus job fair training event called 911 Emergency Job Fair. According to the event organizer Business Program Chair, Angela River, “The urgency of the event was to promote student awareness of necessary interviewing skills now.”
Students who attended met with over a dozen employment service experts to critique their interviewing skill set. Various stations throughout campus offered mock-interviews, resume critiques, and online employment database registration assistance.

According to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Management Analyst Supervisor, Tim Schneider, “The students were very impressive.” The students who were the most impressive earned the right to a golden ticket. The golden ticket allowed students to come back the following week and actually interview with several hiring employers on campus.

Nearly 20 students then returned to campus on Friday, December 9 and used their golden ticket to meet with employers from the health, business, and technology fields. “The interviews went really well and, even more so, were excellent preparation and training” according to medical billing and insurance coding student Melissa Buzza. Herzing Toledo Career Development Specialist, Amy Wexler, said several of the students have already been contacted for second interviews.

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013

Cryston Heaven

I am a 2011 graduate of Herzing University’s Atlanta campus. Herzing University has taught me that learning doesn’t stop in the class room. By using actual networking equipment, I gained real world knowledge. My goal has always been to earn a degree, but as my college years went by, I realized that a degree alone in today’s job market wasn’t enough. Excelling beyond what was being taught in the classroom led me to pursue a certification, and before I graduated, I had earned seven certifications. I knew these would help me differentiate myself in this job market. After weeks of searching I had several job offers and now I work for RMS Associates as a Network Technician. I was looking for a challenge and I got that at Herzing University.

Cryston Heaven