Physical Therapist Assistant


Program Manager:

Jayson Lloyd




Student Success Advisor Name:

Erin Nunnelley or Matt Martinez

Student Advisor Phone:


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Program Overview:

The Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education prepares students for employment as physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT’s plan of care. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions, therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer students the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. The program is designed to be completed in two years.

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Course Performance Requirements:

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all Required Courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. registration for PTAE courses are restricted to students within the major

Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)


1111 North Fairfax Street









Program Requirements for Admission:

Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College or declaring your major.

Career Information:

Physical Therapist Assistants