2017-2018 Catalog 
    Dec 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS (PTAD)

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Picture of physical therapist assistant student helping patient 

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: accreditation@apta.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 the placement examination, or successfully completed PCS 021 , TRE 089 , and TRM 091  or MAT 101 , a minimum of 2.7 cumulative GPA, and a completed criminal background check. For more information regarding the Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS, see the Physical Therapist Assistant webpage.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is located on the Lake Havasu City Campus in Lake Havasu City.

Requirements for Graduation: Passing all Physical Therapist Assistant and General Education courses with a “C” grade or better. Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.


Note: Students selected for PTA program in spring must complete BIO 100  prior to the start of the fall semester (if not already completed).

Program Requirements: 75

Total Degree Credits: 75

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