Start your journey to become a physical therapist assistant (PTA)
The duties of a PTA include assisting the physical therapist in implementing treatment programs that may involve exercise, manual therapy and hydrotherapy; the use of heat, cold, electricity, or sound; and reporting to the physical therapist on the patient's responses. As clinicians, PTAs work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation centers, and for physical therapists in outpatient independent practice settings.
Following graduation, graduates are eligible to sit for the state licensing examination. A criminal background check is required. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Southwest Tennessee 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: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 901-333-5395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 and 2018 graduation rates were 93.8% and 100% respectively. The 2-year average graduation rate is 96.9%.
Some students did not complete the program due to academic, financial, medical, or personal reasons.
2018 and 2019 graduation rates were 100% and 100% respectively. The 2-year average graduation rate is 100%.
- Class of 2017 = 100%
- Class of 2018 = 94.7%
- Union Avenue Campus Allied Health [H] Building, Room 106
- Phyllis Bruce, Secretary
- Jennifer Stevens, PTA, MS, Program Coordinator
- Kristina "Krissi" Moore, PT, DPT, Director of Clinical Education