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Physical Therapist Assistant (2-year program) (45620) CIP 51.0806

Last updated on July 1, 2021, 8:18 a.m.

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under the supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

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

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.

Curriculum Offerings:

SHC - Semester Hour Credits

Additional Information:

Students must maintain a ‘B’ (80%) final average for all PTA courses, and a ‘C’ (70%) for all non-PTA prefix courses in the program of study to remain in the PTA program.

This program is approved by SACSCOC to begin Spring 2019.

Program Information for PTA

About the PTA program


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rowan-Cabarrus 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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 704-216-7180 or email Anna Marie Prado, PTA Program Director at

A45620 AAS Academic Plan


For additional information regarding this program, contact the chair, Anna Marie Prado,

Faculty Mentors:

Anna Marie Prado Chair
Leslie Weatherhead Faculty
Karey Martin Faculty and Academic Coordinator