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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants team with physical therapists to help people live healthy and active lives.

Program Contact
Sydney Myers
(502) 213-2245
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What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?

A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a licensed professional who provides services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

They will create, implement, and modify treatment interventions that are specific to meeting the functional mobility goals and plan of care set by the supervising physical therapist. A PTA may work in a variety of settings, such as a hospital, nursing home, home health, rehabilitation center, school system, or outpatient center.

female PTA helping another female that is sitting on an exercise ball and using a resistance band

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Apply?

The PTA program utilizes a selective admission process for enrollment where specific qualifications and requirements must be met before a student can enroll in physical therapy courses. Students interested in applying must first attend a pre-admission conference. To sign up for a pre-admission conference and learn more information about our program, visit the pre-admission conference page.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

Deloris Cummings, PT, DPT, MA
Associate Professor

Jennifer Pitchford, PTA, M.Ed., CHES
Associate Professor, Academic Program Coordinator and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Student Outcomes May 2023
May 2022 Graduates May 2021 Graduates August 2020 Graduates
Graduation Rate
Calculated per CAPTE guidelines
89.5% 100% 100% 90%
Ultimate pass rate on the national licensing exam for PTAs 82% 92% 82% 94%
Graduates who sought and obtained employment within six months of graduation. 100% 100% 100% 100%
2-Year Averaged Student Outcomes 2022/2023 May 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
Graduation Rate
Calculated per CAPTE guidelines
95% 100% 95% 88%
Ultimate Pass Rate on the National Licensing Exam for PTAs 87% 87% 88% 97%
Graduates Who Sought and Obtained Employment Within Six Months of Graduation 100% 100% 100% 100%


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
(703) 706-3245

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If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (502) 213-2193 or email

Length of Program

All students, regardless of prior degree or career experience, will require two years to complete the degree after admission to the Program.

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 40 credit hours of PTA core courses.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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