Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Transforming lives by preparing students for entry-level employment as licensed physical therapist assistants who provide physical therapy services that reflect contemporary practice standards and are responsive to the individual differences, values, and needs of citizens in our community.

    The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mt. Hood Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 503-491-7464 or email kristin.kjensrud@mhcc.edu.

    Students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website. 

  • Important Information:

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    Interested in learning more about the Physical Therapy Assistant Program? Please check back for upcoming Information Session dates to help you prepare for Fall 2021.

    The Fall 2021 PTA application will be posted by November 15,2020. 


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