Physical Therapist Assistant
Students who applied for Fall 2015 should expect to receive notification by mail at the end of March.
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:
- 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)
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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:
- Contact the Physical Therapist Assistant admissions specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.