Physical Therapist Assistant

The documented exposure requirement within the 2014 Application Packet has been modified as of January 8th, 2014. Please review page 4 of the application packet for details.
Associate of Science Degree

Program Completion- 5 semesters full-time

Graduates are eligible to take the California Licensure Examination

Mission Statement

To prepare qualified Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) who practice ethical, safe, and effective patient care.

Program Objectives

PTA Students

Select and perform safe and effective interventions within the:
  • PTA scope of practice
  • Physical Therapist's plan of care

Knowledge of the CA physical therapy laws and regulations

Ethical and professional behaviors consistent with professional standards and practice

Communicate effectively
  • Verbally and in writing

Tina Recalde
Program Director
(619) 388-2229
Office: S319

Cathy Sullivan
Special Admn. Clerk
(619) 388-2684

Shirley Flor
Allied Health Counselor
(619) 388-2672 for appointment

Information Sessions

Please click on the link to find dates and times for information session. RSVP's are not required for attendance at the one-hour information session.

Information Sessions: Allied Health

Graduation Rates

2010: 71.4%
2011: 65%
2012 (no students; no data)
2013 75%

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

Licensure Examination Pass Rate

Weighted Average Ultimate Pass Rate 2008-2010: 96.55%

Employment Rate

100% of our graduates who have sought employment within 6 months of passing the licensure exam have succeeded. This data is reflective of classes graduating in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association

CAPTE: 1111 N. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314; accreditation@apta.org; (703) 684-2782 or (703) 706-3245.

Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California

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