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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 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. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 928-505-3347 or email ebriere@mohave.edu

All students must apply for admission to PTA program. Students eligible for admission must have met the prerequisite requirements for all courses listed in the program requirements prior to admission and a minimum of 2.7 cumulative GPA. 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

No D or F grades in any program required courses and completion of all field of study courses with a “Bor 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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