Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

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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, 2019
“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 applegatej@mtc.edu.

Interested in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant?

PTA 1000 IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL PROSPECTIVE PTA STUDENTS (INCLUDING CCP)!

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 2020 is Full. (Fall of 2018 Start)

Now accepting applications for the Class of 2021 (Fall  2019 Start)

– Application Deadline is March 1, 2019

Program Outcomes:

MTC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program shares the rank of #1 by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) with a 100% licensure pass rate for 2015-16 graduates. Over the past three years our program graduates have consistently placed in the top quartile nationally for licensure testing.

“Class of 2017 has recently achieved a 92.0% NPTE pass rate!”

Graduation Year 2014 2015 2016
National Physical Therapy Examination  (Licensure Exam) Ultimate Pass Rate 95% 100% 100%
National Physical Therapy Examination  (Licensure Exam) Ultimate Pass Rate  Three (3) year average as reported by the FSBPT
2014-2016
98.4%
Employment Rate (Percentage of graduates who were employed as PTAs within 1 year of passing the licensure examination) 100% 100% 100%
MTC Graduation Rate (Students graduating within 3 years of admission to the PTA Program) 95.8% 91.7% 85.7%

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

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.

Accreditation

The PTA program at Marion Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email and website.

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

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