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 2020 Class of 2021 2-Year Rate
Graduation rate 83% 86% 85%
Pass Rate on National PTA Exam (first time) 100% 94% 97%
Pass Rate on National PTA Exam (all takers) 100% 100% 100%
Employed within 12 months of licensing 92% 94% 93% (2019-20 average)

For more information about employment rates and graduate pass rates on the National PTA Exam, click here.

To view the CAPTE Financial Fact Sheet for this program, click here.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Austin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, (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

  • PTA Program Application Status

    All application status letters for the 2022 application cycle were sent on June 24. The PTACAS will close in August for monthly maintenance and will re-open to accept applications for the 2023 cycle starting September 15, 2022. Please see the Application Process page for the most current information.

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  • The Immunization and Tests Required Form Has Been Updated

    The Immunizations and Tests Required Form has been updated as of May 6, 2022. Please use the latest form when submitting your application requirements. For more information, visit the Immunizations page.

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  • ACC COVID-19 Information

    Please check the Coronavirus page often for the latest information on ACC's response to the pandemic.

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