Physical Therapist Assistant

The next PTA Program application opens April 5, 2021 at 12pm and closes April 26, 2021 at 12pm.

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Class of 2016 PTA Graduation Ceremony

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the PTA Program at San Diego Mesa College is to provide excellence in the education and development of competent physical therapist assistants that provide high quality patient care through evidence based practice to diverse populations and become leaders within the health care community and profession.

goals for graduates

  1. Select and perform safe and effective interventions within the:
    • PTA scope of practice.
    • Physical therapist’s plan of care.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of California physical therapy laws and regulations.
  3. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with professional standards and practice.
  4. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, as appropriate for a PTA.
  5. Participate in self-assessment and develop plans to improve knowledge, skills, and behavior as appropriate for a PTA.

Information Sessions

RSVP's are not required for attendance at the one-hour information session. Information sessions are held via the Zoom link below.

Wednesday October 21, 2020 6pm - 7pm

Thursday December 3, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Monday February 22, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm


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Graduation Rates

2018    90%

2019    88%

The program is challenging and full-time commitment to the program is recommended.

Licensure Examination Pass Rate

2018  100%
2019  100%

Employment Rate

95% of our graduates in 2018 and 2019 sought employment after passing the licensure exam and succeeded.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at San Diego Mesa 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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Amanda Johnston 619-388-2229 or email .

Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California

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