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Physical Therapist Assistant


Program Description

Physical therapy is an occupation for caring professionals who enjoy helping decrease pain, increase function, and reach their maximum physical potential and optimum health. The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the supervision of a physical therapist in various areas of rehabilitation, wellness, and prevention of injuries.

Morgan Community College is in the process of developing a new Physical Therapist Assistant program.  Enrollment for the initial class is anticipated to be in the fall semester of 2017.

Information on the program, including admission requirements, will be posted by November 1, 2017.

Any questions you may have regarding the Physical Therapist Assistant program can be directed to the Program Director.

We are not accepting new students at this time.

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314;phone;703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Morgan Community College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2016.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to the implementation of the professional/ technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in the professional/technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

By following CAPTE guidelines, the college hopes to be granted Candidate for Accreditation status in order to enroll our first class in the Fall semester, 2017.