Welcome to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program!
This program provides a foundation for graduates to become highly skilled in providing patient services using physical therapy techniques under the supervision of a physical therapist in clinics, hospitals, and many other health care settings.
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This is a selective program with specific admissions requirements. Please refer to the PTA Admission Process page to identify the admission requirements.
Completion of BIOL 212 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) is highly recommended before entering the program. It is advised that students hold jobs only during later evening and night hours while enrolled in the technical courses, because physical therapist assistant classes and lab sessions are scheduled days and afternoons. Also, students are required to attend full-time or part-time clinical practicum experiences, which are scheduled between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., for 40 hours per week.
While it is not required or an influencing factor in the admission process, it is also recommended that you try to gain exposure to the practice of physical therapy through observation or thirty to forty hours of volunteer experience prior to applying to the program.
Each physical therapy course adds to material offered in previous courses. Students in this curriculum are expected to achieve a grade of C or better in each course in the curriculum. Upon completion of the curriculum, the graduate will receive the A.A.S. and will be eligible to take the National Licensing Exam for Physical Therapist Assistants.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Health Science Center, Room 238
7977 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Program Coordinator: Nancy Greenawald, EdS., MBA, PT
Professor and Program Coordinator
Clinical Education Coordinator: Anniet Glenn, MS, PTA
Associate Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator