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% TBD TBD
Employed within 12 months of licensing 92% TBD June 2022 93% (2019-20 average)

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),
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

  • Revised PTA Application Process

    Please review the new application process for the PTA Program. The program has transitioned to the PTA Central Application System (CAS). A link to the program’s homepage on the PTA CAS is posted in the “How to Apply” section of the Application Process page.

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  • PTA Program Statement on “Pass” and “No Pass”

    If a "P" grade is chosen for a Spring 2020 prerequisite course, the “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking. For questions regarding choosing a "P" versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please email healthsciences@austincc.edu.

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  • NEW Application Submission Process During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to public safety concerns, applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Effective immediately, applicants for all Health Sciences programs except Associate Degree Nursing, Mobility Nursing, RN-to-BSN, and Sonography should follow these instructions when submitting their application and supporting documents:

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