Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Jefferson Community and Technical College is designed to prepare the student to be a skilled health care provider working effectively under the supervision of the physical therapist. The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of this program and the graduate is eligible for application to the national licensing examination for physical therapist assistants.

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is offered at the Downtown Campus of the college, located near the heart of the Downtown Louisville Medical Center Campus. The program curriculum consists of a combination of general education, program-specific coursework, and clinical learning experiences that are reflective of contemporary physical therapy practice. PTA coursework spans over four semesters and allows for the integration of general education coursework during the first year of the program. The curriculum consists of approximately 26-29 credit hours of general education courses coupled with 39 credit hours of PTA core courses. (Proposed changes, if approved for Fall 2015, would decrease the number of general education course credit hours to 26 and increase the number of PTA core course credit hours to 40).

Enrollment in this program is limited; therefore, a selective admission process is followed. The PTA Program admits students only one time each year, with a new class beginning each fall. The application deadline is April 1 of the year in which the student intends to apply.

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Students who would like to receive a Curriculum Guide, schedule an appointment to meet with a PTA advisor, find out dates and times for pre-admission conferences, or receive additional information concerning the program should contact the PTA Program Coordinator

Jennifer Pitchford
Academic Program Coordinator
Office: Health Sciences Hall, room 462
Phone: 502-213-2193

Allied Health and Nursing Direct Line: 502-213-4050
Allied Health Advising Office: 502-213-2245
Allied Health Division Office: 502-213-4200 or 502-213-4296


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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