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Work with a physical therapist to help patients decrease pain and increase function.

Program Mission

The PTA Program at Morgan Community College will graduate skillful, knowledgeable, professional and ethical physical therapist assistants that will work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.

What is a PTA?

A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) works under the supervision of a physical therapist (PT) in various areas of rehabilitation, wellness, and injury prevention. PTA’s care for individuals in a variety of settings to improve strength, decrease pain, and reach their maximum physical potential. While a Physical Therapist (PT) is educated at the Doctorate level, an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant can be completed in two years.

Our Program

This AAS degree program trains students in helping patients 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.

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Program Facts

Fall Start Date

AAS in PTA

Two-year, full-time program

Fort Morgan Campus

Competitive Admissions

Rigorous Curriculum

 

On April 26 2017, the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Morgan Community College was granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA  22314:phone: 703-706-3245;email:accreditation@apta.org).  Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward full accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

This decision by CAPTE will allow Morgan Community College to admit an inaugural class of students to the newly developed Physical Therapist Assistant program in the fall 2017 semester

A final decision on accreditation for the program is expected no later than May 1, 2019, prior to graduation for the initial class admitted in the Fall of 2017. Should CAPTE decide to grant accreditation, graduates in the class of 2019 and thereafter will be considered graduates of an accredited institution. The initial graduating class of 2019 will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Examination (PTA) no earlier than July of 2019.

Should the PTA program at Morgan Community College fail to be granted accreditation by CAPTE in the spring of 2019, a contingency plan is in place that would allow students to transfer to other institutions accredited by CAPTE.

Careers and Salaries
PositionMedian
Physical Therapist Assistant$55,170

Data compiled from O*NET OnLine August 2015.

For more information:
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Jeffrey Coon, Director – Physical Therapist Assistant (970) 542-3225 jeffrey.coon@morgancc.edu

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Jason Glasnapp, Faculty – Physical Therapist Assistant (970) 542-3226 jason.glasnapp@morgancc.edu

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