The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a two-year course of study designed to prepare the student for the PTA licensing exam. Physical therapist assistants work with people of all ages suffering from weakness, stroke, surgery, orthopedic problems, wounds, spinal cord injury, and brain injury to help them achieve their rehabilitation goals. Physical therapist assistants are usually employed in outpatient physical therapy clinics, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mohave Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.capteonline.org.
All students must apply for admission to PTA program. Students eligible for admission must have an appropriate score on COMPASS exam, or successful completion of TRE 089 and , completion of the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET), a minimum of 2.4 cumulative GPA, and no criminal record.