Physical Therapist Assistant


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Welcome to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The Physical Therapist Assistant is an important member of the dynamic profession of physical therapy. Physical Therapist Assistants work under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist to rehabilitate people from injury or disease by improving mobility, relieving pain, and preventing further injury. The Physical Therapist Assistant is a member of the healthcare team that works with patients to help them achieve their therapy goals. Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Physical Therapist Assistant FAQ.

To make public comments about the PTA program, current PTA students, or PTA graduates, contact the Department Chair Jose Milan at jmilan@austincc.edu or through CAPTE online.

Outcomes Overview

Class of 2018 Class of 2019
Graduation rate 80% 85%
Pass Rate on National PTA Exam (first time) 100% 100%
Pass Rate on National PTA Exam (all takers) 100% 100%
Employed within 12 months of licensing 94% 93%

Click here for more information about employment rates and graduate pass rates on the National PTA Exam.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Austin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 706-3245, accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org

To contact the program/institution directly, please call Jose Milan at (512) 223-5938 or email jmilan@austincc.edu.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Updates

  • The PTA Program Application Period for 2020 Is Now Closed

    The application period for Fall 2021 will begin in September 2020. Please check the Application Process page for updates that may affect your application.

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  • PTA Program Application Status

    All acceptance and alternate letters were sent to applicants via USPS on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. If you do not receive a letter in a few days, please email the Department Chair. You can submit an application for the 2021 application cycle starting September 1, 2020 through the deadline date of May 10, 2021. Any revisions or updates to the application process for next year will be posted on the PTA website.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology I Assessment Testing Suspended for Summer and Fall 2020 Registration Only

    Due to COVID-19, and in response to ACC campuses limiting access to essential personnel only, the A&P I Assessment Test has been suspended for the remainder of this testing period and the Fall testing period. Students will not need permission to register for BIOL 2401 for Summer '20 and Fall '20 registration periods ONLY.

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