Description: Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession full of variety, activity and human interaction. PTs and PTAs are movement experts who help to relieve pain, prevent disability and restore the basic movements that we take for granted every day by improving balance, posture, strength, flexibility and so much more.
PTAs are an integral part of the healthcare team and work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, sports facilities, and more.
Contact: Sara Bogner, MS PT: (707) 467-1062; firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 28 months. There is a pre-requisite semester followed by four semesters of program coursework. General education requirements for graduation are included within the five semesters
Annual Mean Wage: $70,570
Cost: $6,500; financial aid may be available
Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Requisites
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology or Human Biology/Biology Lab
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Physical Therapy
Accreditation Status: Effective October 29, 2019, the Mendocino College PTA Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706- 3245; email: email@example.com)
For more information or to sign up for classes go to https://www.mendocino.edu/ and click Apply Now in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Science classes fill quickly so be sure to register early.