Students must be officially accepted into the PTA Program before enrolling in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTHA) courses. All PTHA courses must be taken in sequence and can be taken only in the semester listed. The general education courses can be taken prior to the designated semester of the curriculum. All courses within the PTA curriculum must be passed with a “C” or higher. Some travel might be required for clinical education outside of San Antonio. The student is responsible for travel to clinical education sites, including travel outside of San Antonio. During the clinical courses students will be onsite at the clinical for 40+ hours a week. Clinical courses range from 4 to 7 weeks in length.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at St. Philip’s 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: website: http://www.capteonlineorg. Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the licensure exam given by the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The licensure exam is the responsibility of the graduate.
Application and selection criteria are subject to change. Application for the PTA program is a separate process than that of applying to the college. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program. It is the students’ responsibility to check the PTA web page for updates.