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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Currently Under Construction

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA  22314; phone 703-706—3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Gordon Cooper Technology Center with Seminole State College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE.  The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage/  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore , no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved/  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. It does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

What is a Physical Therapy Assistant?

Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.

Job Information from United States Bureau of Labor Statistics


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