Physical Therapist Assistant

VC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA Program) offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Successful completion of the PTA Program will enable graduates to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant licensing examination.

VC’s Associate of Applied Science degree core curriculum cources (non PTA Program technical courses) may transfer to a four-year university. There are many specialization options available to continue your education in healthcare.

As a PTA, you will work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist to provide services for patients who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

You may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, sports facilities, and more.

Care provided by a physical therapist assistant may include:

  • exercise instruction to patients/clients to increase flexibility, mobility, strength, balance and coordination
  • patient/client training for activities such as walking with crutches, canes, walkers, or using wheelchairs
  • patient/client training to improve function needed for daily activities, work and community interaction
  • Application of physical agents such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation

In addition to the above degree program, Victoria College offers a number of training courses for Healthcare Professions through its Workforce & Continuing Education Department

Contact Us:

Laura Crandall, PT, MS, DPT
PTA Program Director
Phone: (361) 572-6404
Email: Laura.Crandall@VictoriaCollege.edu

Tammy Ortiz, PT, DPT 
PTA Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education    
Phone: (361) 572-6458
Email: Tammy.Ortiz@VictoriaCollege.edu

Frances Vasquez
PTA Administrative Assistant II 
Phone: (361) 572-6497
Email: Frances.Vasquez@VictoriaCollege.edu

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Program Outcomes:

  • Graduation Rate: 2012, 2013, 2014 average = 89%
  • Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 2013, 2014, 2015 average, first attempt = 100%
  • Employment Rate: 2013, 2014, 2015 average (within 6 months of graduation) = 100%

The Victoria College Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org

 

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