Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)


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Program Director:  Chad Hensel, PT, DPT, MHS, CSCS  740-386-4156   henselc@mtc.edu

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.

Application Deadline is March 1, 2021
“Applications may be mailed to:
Chad Hensel, PTA Program Director
1467 Mt Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH  43302

For information regarding the status of your application and to confirm receipt of materials, you must email mccaulleyj@mtc.edu.

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.

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Class of 2022 is Full (Fall of 2020 Start)
Now accepting applications for the Class of 2023 (Fall 2021 Start)
Application Deadline is March 1, 2021

Your Degree

After you complete this two-year program, you’ll receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. You will also be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination to become a licensed physical therapist assistant, which provides a wide variety of employment opportunities.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll take a mixture of core technical courses along with science, health terminology, computer, and general education classes. Our instructors will teach you about anatomy and physiology, body mechanics, exercise and fitness, first aid, treatment methods, computer technology, and more.

This program also includes off-campus clinical experiences where you’ll gain valuable insight and interact with physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and patients.


The PTA program at Marion Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 740-386-4185 or email mccaulleyj@mtc.edu.

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 2015 2016 2017 2018
National Physical Therapy Examination  (Licensure Exam) Ultimate Pass Rate 100% 100% 92% 87.5%
Employment Rate (Percentage of graduates who were employed as PTAs within 1 year of passing the licensure examination) 100% 100% 100% 100%
MTC Graduation Rate (Students graduating within 3 years of admission to the PTA Program) 91.7% 81.0% 100% 81.0%

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 mccaulleyj@mtc.edu or the Office of Admission at enroll@mtc.edu.


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