Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
NOTE: The Physical Therapy Assistant Application process is May 1 through July 31.
A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a health care provider working under the direction of a Physical Therapist. The PTA is involved in the treatment of individuals with muscular, skeletal, cardiopulmonary, and nervous system disorders. The PTA may also be involved in injury prevention or programs specifically targeted toward individual or group wellness. The PTA is able to provide physical therapy services as specified in a care plan developed by a Physical Therapist. Treatment program implementation may include therapeutic exercise, ambulation training, activities of daily living, and administration of physical agents such as heat and cold.
Physical Therapist Assisting is a selective admission program. The college accepts a cohort of 20 students into the PTA program each Spring. In order to be eligible for admission, students must:
Successful completion of all general education courses with a "C" or greater and all PTA courses with a "B" or greater in a term/semester as identified by the program advisee sheet is required before physical therapist assistant students may progress to the succeeding semester.
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The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Craven Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org.
Degree RequirementsAssociate Degree - Physical Therapist Assistant (A45620) - (pdf)
PTA Program Documents and Forms
Clinical Education Manual - (pdf)
Observation Hours Form - (doc)
Policy Procedure Manual - (pdf)
PTA Program Compliant Form - (doc)
PTA Student Handbook - (pdf)
Student Medical Form - (pdf)
For more information about enrolling in Physical Therapist Assistant Program, please contact Jennifer Cooke at (252)-638-7227. You can also send an email to email@example.com for more information about the program.