Physical Therapist Assistant

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

If you would like information on the PTA Program application, please contact Bonnie Housh at bonnie.housh@pueblocc.edu or call 719-549-3198.

Applicants must complete BIO 2101 and PHY 1105 to be eligible to apply to the program. Application opens October 1 and are due May 19 of the following year.

Why PCC?

Our Physical Therapist Assistant program instructors have more than 40 years of combined experience in physical therapy and more than 22 years of combined experience in teaching. They have a diversity of expertise and backgrounds in orthopedic rehab, neurological rehab, pediatric rehab, modalities, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and functional training.

Our instructors have a love for physical therapy and a passion for educating our students to be prepared for this valuable and exciting career.

What will I learn?

The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you to serve as a PTA within five semesters. The program is offered 2-2 ½ days per week except during the clinical experiences, which occur in the third and fifth semester.

Clinical experiences are scheduled for 40 hours per week and placement is typically anywhere in southern Colorado. Learning experiences include lecture and interactive lab opportunities in a spacious lab with state-of-the-art equipment.

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates

2020 2021 Two-year average
95.2% 68.1% 81.3%

Employment Rates

2020 2021 Two-year average
100% 100% 100%

First-time National Exam Pass Rate

2020 2021 Two-year average
80% 93.3% 85.7%

Ultimate National Exam Pass Rate

2020 2021 Two-year average
90% 100% 94.2%
 

Program Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 719-549-3433 or email Margaret.Oreskovich@pueblocc.edu.

 

Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The licensure requirements for Physical Therapist may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.  

Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.  

PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program. The program does not meet requirements in other states. Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

PCC has not determined if the Physical Therapist meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Physical Therapy:

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS

Award/Program Credits
75

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus
Pathway
Health Professions
Awards
AAS
Course Availability
Day
Program Start
Fall
Program Length
5 Semesters