Office Location
Health Technologies Center, Room 201-D, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Department Chair: Lynne McDonough

Accreditation

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

3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Telephone: 703-706-3245 | Email: accreditation@apta.org | Website: CAPTE
If need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 910-678-8259 or email mcdonoul@faytechcc.edu.

Competitive Admissions

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval 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.

Competitive Points

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

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.

Outcomes

Program Outcomes 2-Year Average (2019-2020)
Acceptance Rate 28%
Graduation Rate 86%
Employment Rate 96.5%
First Time Licensure Pass Rate 87.5%
Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate 96.8%

What to Expect:

Course Work

The 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.

Career Paths

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval 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.

 

Associate Degree

Physical Therapist Assistant (A45620)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma/GED, 1 Unit of Biology, 1 Unit of Chemistry, ENG-002 Tier 2 or Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the licensure in North Carolina through the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding licensure in other states.