Area of Study

Physical Therapist Assistant
Help patients maximize their mobility, manage pain and improve their physical function and fitness.
Physical Therapist Assistants work with the physical therapist in the treatment of individuals of all ages who have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment.
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 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.

Skills you will learn:

  • Patient Assessment and Interventions
  • Safety
  • Clinical Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Medical Ethics
  • Professional Communication
  • Cultural Competence
  • Medical Documentation
  • Resource Management

Quick Program Facts

  • Complete the AAS in PTA in 21 Months
  • 2-3 Days Per Week on Our Fort Morgan Campus
  • Fall Start Date
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Competitive Admissions
  • Rigorous Curriculum
  • Quality Clinical Education Experiences
  • Highly Qualified Faculty

What’s Next?

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Additional Program Requirements

Proof of requirements is submitted through an online record tracking system.  See Student Success Advisor for Health Occupations for instructions.

  • Pass background check
  • Pass 10-panel drug screen.
    • Although possession and use of marijuana is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited for students seeking admission or enrolled in a health program at Morgan Community College. Therefore a student with a drug screen showing positive for use of marijuana is ineligible for admission and/or continuance in the program.
  • Proof of current immunizations and influenza vaccination.
  • Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card.
  • Purchase student liability insurance, make payment for clinical ID badge at the College Store.
  • Proof of signed MCC workers compensation policy form.
  • Appropriate scrubs/uniforms required by program to be purchased through the College Store.

Why Choose MCC’s Program?

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Small Class Sizes

Rigorous Curriculum

Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Morgan Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (970) 542-3225 or email Jeffrey.Coon@morgancc.edu

Degree Options

Physical Therapist Assistant

Our Faculty

Faculty

Jeffrey Coon, MPT

(970) 542-3225

Jeff received his BA from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1989 and his Master of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California in 1999.  He has a clinical background in outpatient worker’s compensation, inpatient orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, inpatient acute care and several years as both a clinician and rehabilitation director in the home health setting.  His areas of interest include balance, fall prevention and vestibular rehabilitation in the geriatric population.  Jeff serves as the Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator in addition to his faculty duties.

Faculty

Jason Glasnapp, PT, DPT

(970) 542-3226

Jason holds a BS in Education & Sport Science from University of Kansas in 1993 , a Master of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 1996 and in 2010 received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Montana.  Jason is a full-time faculty member in the PTA program at MCC with clinical interests in outpatient orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, and injury prevention & wellness.  Jason is passionate about movement, exercise, and utilizing proper biomechanics to prevent injury and improve performance.  Jason takes pride in staying up to date on current evidence by taking extensive continuing education to help maximize patient and student outcomes.