Instructional Programs
Physical Therapist Assistant

 Course Information

This program prepares individuals for a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The licensed Physical Therapist Assistant works under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist to perform treatment interventions, which include therapeutic use of heat, cold, ultrasound, massage, and exercise. They work under the direct supervision of the Physical Therapist to assist people with movement impairments and subsequent pain to regain functional activity through the use of preventive patient education, motor relearning programs, physical agents, and exercise. PTHA 1309, Introduction to Physical Therapy course is designed for students who wish to work as a Physical Therapy Aide and need a letter of completion for their employer. PTHA 1309 is required prior to taking first semester courses.

Special Notes: Students must complete Specialized Admissions requirements prior to enrollment in specialized courses. The scheduled ranking date is June 7. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to submit all required documentation to allow for normal processing. Normal processing can take place in a few days or a few months depending on document type and individual circumstances. It is not reasonable to expect that the student will be ranked if documentation is not submitted in a timely manner.


Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1488. Phone: 703-706-3245. Email: Website:


 District Wide Coordinator

Debra Tomacelli-Brock, PT, MS, DPT

Tel: (915) 831-4172


 Regional Salary Survey

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Regional Salary Survey



Physical-Technical Competencies Form.pdfPhysical-Technical Competencies Form
Student Clinician Handbook 2014-2015.pdfStudent Clinician Handbook 2014-2015
PTA Degree Plan 2015-2016.pdfPTA Degree Plan 2015-2016
Specialized Admissions Program Information Guide.pdfSpecialized Admissions Program Information Guide
PTA Program Fees for 2015.pdfPTA Program Fees for 2015
New Student Orientation Manual 2015-2017.pdfNew Student Orientation Manual 2015-2017
Three year Student Outcomes 2015-16.pdfThree year Student Outcomes 2015-16


 Mandatory Observation Requirements

PTA  Clinical Observation Form.pdfPTA Clinical Observation Form
PTA Current Clinical Affiliations 2016.pdfPTA Current Clinical Affiliations 2016