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Physical Therapist Assistant - CTE Program

Can I obtain extra points on the application if I turn it in early?

Turning in your application in before the deadline does not account for extra points.

Can I still work while in the program?

Students have found it difficult to hold a full-time (32-40 hour/wk) position and attend the program.  For maximum performance in the program, we suggest no more than 15-20 hours per week....

From which school is the degree granted?

Students will be granted a degree from the institution to which they have applied and received admission.  For example, students applying to CSI will receive an AAS degree from CSI.  This allows each student to pay local tuition and fees....

General Education Courses

Note: The following courses may be taken prior to acceptance into the program or may be integrated while taking the PTA courses. Please see your advisor for help in planning your educational path:

 

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
  • ...
How do credits transfer from TVCC on a quarter system?

If you transfer credit from an institution that operates on a quarter credit system, your credit hours will be converted to semester credits. For example, a three-credit course on the quarter system will transfer as two credits to a semester system. If a course has been evaluated as...

How Does PTA Education Differ From PT Education?

It is important to understand that achieving a physical therapist assistant A.A.S. degree does not prepare students to become physical therapists. These are two separate careers and the degree requirements are not the same.

The physical therapist degree is now rapidly becoming a...

How long does the Physical Therapist Assistant Program take to complete?

The program is a two-year program.  There will be four semesters of coursework and two summer semesters of clinical affiliation.  Each summer will have approximately one month of time where there isn’t any school or clinical commitments....

How many students are accepted yearly to each program?

The Physical Therapist Assistance Program accepts 14 students per year.

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