Physical Therapist working on a woman's back

Physical Therapist Assistant



All applicants are required to apply to the PCC PTA program via the PTA Centralized Application Service.
Applicants can access the PTA program online application using the following link. 
PTA Application via PTACAS.



The Physical Therapist Assistant Program will require all applicants who advance to the interview round of the application process to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills exam (TEAS) as part of the admission process. 

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

The two-year average employment rate for PTA program graduates of 2019 and 2020 is 100%. The graduation rate of admitted PTA students for 2019 was 95% and for 2020 is 95.2%, for a two-year average graduation rate of 95.1%. The two-year first-time pass rate average on the National PTA exam for the classes of 2019 and 2020 is 76.9%. The ultimate pass rate average on the National PTA exam for the classes of 2019 and 2020 is 87.1%.


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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 719-549-3433 or email


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.

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Physical Therapy:

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Health Professions
Course Availability
Program Start
Program Length
5 Semesters