This program offers training to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant working under the supervision of a physical therapist and assisting in implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care including training patients in exercises and functional activities, administering physical agents, and conducting other treatments. Physical therapist assistants must complete a two-year associate degree program and then pass a licensure exam. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.
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* May be taken prior to entering the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
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The KC PTA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a separate PTA application packet by the late spring/early summer deadline. All physical therapist assistant and science courses must be C or better. Anatomy and Physiology courses must be current (taken within the past seven years).
A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C or better may receive an Associates of Applied Science degree.