The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates
to work in direct patient care settings under the direction and
supervision of physical therapists.
Physical therapist assistants must complete a two-year education
program. The course of study includes one semester of general
education prerequisite courses and then the four-semester PTA
program which consists of the technical physical therapist
Students may complete the general education prerequisite courses
at any accredited college or university; however, enrollment in the
four-semester PTA program at the GTCC Jamestown campus is limited.
Resources, such as clinical facilities and clinical instructors,
limit the number of applicants accepted into the program.
Acceptance into the PTA Program is competitive: a total of
twenty-four individuals are admitted to the program each
fall. All applicants must meet minimum requirements and
specific deadlines. However, meeting minimum
requirements does not guarantee admission.
Students not admitted to the program who wish to be
considered for the following year must re-apply.
Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are
eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for
Physical Therapist Assistants.
Mandatory PTA Information Sessions are located in the
Percy Sears Applied Technology Building in the Auditorium (room
120). No appointment is necessary. You must attend one of
the following information sessions:
July 28, 2014 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
November 11, 2014 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
December 10, 2014 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
January 29, 2015 3:00 pm to 4:00
February 19, 2015 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(*Cancelled due to college closing*)
March 19, 2015 5:30 pm to 6:30pm
April 16, 2015 3:00 pm to 4:00
May 14, 2015 5:30 pm to 6:30pm
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Guilford Technical
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 website: http://www.capteonline.org.