Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy TrainingThe Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment.

Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease pathology or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span.

Course Descriptions


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

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Alexandria, VA  22314

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Graduates may be eligible to sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant licensure examination. Successfully meeting licensure requirements allows the graduate to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.

Employment Outlook


Program Outcomes:
2-Year Average (2015-2016)
Acceptance Rate 17%
Graduation Rate 86%
Employment Rate 100%
First Time Licensure Pass Rate 82%
Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate 94%

Competitive Admissions Process

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for acceptance to the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines the additional 15 departmental points a prospective student can earn.

Competitive Points Worksheet

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Cost Sheet
Physical Therapist Assistant (A45620)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisites: 2 Units of Algebra, 1Unit Biology & Chemistry
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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