Program Overview

Physical Therapist Assistant (A45640)

Information Sessions

September 11, November 13th, 2014 & January 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Health Careers Building, Room 4510

Application Deadline:  January 24

2015 Application Now Available

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What does a Physical Therapist Assistant do?

  • Help improve or restore function under the supervision of Physical Therapists
  • Alleviate or prevent physical impairment
  • Work in direct patient care settings:
    • Hospitals
    • Rehabilitation facilities
    • Outpatient clinics
    • School systems
    • Geriatric healthcare facilities
    • Home health agencies

About the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

  • An accredited full-time, day program
  • Prepares students to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Graduates are eligible to take the PTA National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for licensure in whichever state they plan to work
  • Course work includes:
    • Normal human anatomy and physiology
    • The consequences of disease and injury
    • Physical therapy treatments of a variety of patient conditions

How do I start the program?

  • The CPCC PTA program is a competitive admissions program separate from general admissions.
  • The program accepts one class of 32 students once a year
  • Selection process is based on:
    • TEAS test
    • Past academic performance in select courses
    • Work experience in a PT department (if applicable)

For more detailed information, please click here.

PTA Program Statistics (3 year averages years 2011 - 2014):

  • Admitted % qualified applicants: 38%
  • Graduation Rate: 76.23%
  • Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate of Graduates:  100%
  • Employment Rate: 100% of those who seek employment

Accreditation Status:  CPCC’s PTA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

To apply or learn more:

  1. Contact Liza Lopes via e-mail at liza.lopes@cpcc.edu
  2. Visit Belk 3125 on the CPCC Central Campus