Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)


Please note all application requirements are listed in the PTA Admission Packet. 

Questions may be directed to Chad Hensel, Director at

Please review the new Admission Packet and PTA Score sheet listed below:

For information regarding the status of your application and to confirm receipt of materials, you must email

Interested in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant?


Course Description:

The student will learn about the profession of physical therapy including its current and historical role within the health care system. Topics covered include the roles of the PT, PTA, and Aide; standards of practice;  evidence-based practice; communication; diversity; and the legal and ethical delivery of physical therapy services.  Semester Credit Hours: 2 (2 hrs lecture). Prerequisites: None.

For dates/times for this course please click here

Important Information for Program

Program Director:  Chad Hensel, PT, DPT, MHS, CSCS  740-386-4156

Enter this growing field while you help patients recover from surgery or address long-term health problems interfering with their ability to move and function normally.

Program Outcomes

MTC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program has recently opened a brand new lab and continues to enjoy high success rates in all indicators.

Graduation Year 2018 2019 2-Year Combined Avg 2019-2020 2-Year Combined Avg 2020-2021 2-Year Combined Avg 2021-2022
National Physical Therapy Assistant Examination (licensure Exam) Ultimate Pass Rate 87.5% 95% 91.4% 80% 88.2%
Employment Rate (percentage of graduates who were employed as PTAs within 1 year of passing the licensure exam) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
MTC Graduation Rate (PTA students graduating within 3 years of admission to the PTA Program) 81.0% 90.9% 89.74% 84.2% 77.3%
First Time Pass rates     74.3% 66.7% 70.6%

To receive more detailed information on the Physical Therapist Assistant Program or a complete copy of the MTC Catalog, please send an e-mail to or the Office of Admission at

Program Accreditation

The PTA program at Marion Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 740-386-4185 or email

Advisory Committee:

First Last Facility
Valerie Campbell, PT Marion Medical Campus
Susan Clunk, PT Marion Medical Campus
Crystal Swango, PTA MIPA P.T.
Lisa Teynor, PT Avita Crestline
Beth Hensel, PT MIPA P.T.
Laura Miller, PT Mt. Carmel Physical Therapy
Erica Smith, PT MMC
Erin Alspach  
Amy Williams, PTA Avita Therapy & Sports Medicine Bucyrus
Josh Rich, PTA Centerwell
Maci Cooper Student
Alex Botsko Student