...Graduates of PTA programs in public institutions have a 92% overall national boards pass rate compared to 76% for graduates of PTA programs at private institutions...Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Spring 2009
A Physical Therapist Assistant is:
As the field of physical therapy grows, so do the roles and responsibilities of the PTA. This growth and new knowledge is obtained through continuing education throughout the career of the PTA. The field's future is both exciting and challenging. Visit the American Physical Therapy Association for more information about Physical Therapy and being a Physical Therapist Assistant.
ACC has a two-year, Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree that includes 59 credit hours of PTA courses and 16 hours of transferable general education courses. You can start the PTA program every fall, but you can begin taking general education courses in any semester. See our Program Information and Program Application for complete details. Acceptance into the PTA program is enhanced by work-related or volunteer/observation time in a PT clinic.
Program and Application Changes for Fall 2013
ACC is the perfect place to begin your PTA studies
ACC works with the Serviceman’s Opportunity College via SOCAD/SOCNAV to provide for military-trained PT Techs/Specialists to complete their A.A.S. degree. The SOCAD summary memo and PTA Program Transfer Application provides initial details.
The PTA program at Arapahoe Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association. CAPTE can be reached at 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; 1.800.999.2782 or email@example.com.
ACC Graduation rates:
2008 - 75%
2009 - 77.8%
2010 - 75%
Ultimate 3 year Board Pass rate:
2008 - 2010 = 97.22
2007 - 2009 = 96.97
2006 - 2008 = 96.30
Job Placement Rate (Graduates employed as PTAs within six months of passing licensure exam) = 100%