2012-2013 General Catalog 
    May 31, 2023  
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS (Major Code 5108)

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Specialization in Physical Therapist Assistant prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings that provide physical therapy services.  Students who satisfactorily complete this program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

AAS in PTA is a terminal degree and does not transfer to university-level physical therapy programs.  Students will be prepared to take the licensing exam upon completion of AAS PTA degree plan.

South Plains College Physical Therapist Assistant Program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org). The program has been granted candidacy status for accreditation.

Program Admission Requirements

The number of students admitted to the PTA program is limited; therefore all students interested in admission to the program should contact the PTA Program Director or program advisor.  Applicants must complete the following procedure.

  1. Complete admission requirements for South Plains College.  Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
  2. Obtain a program application packet from the PTA program. Call (806) 716-2470 for information.
  3. Complete advising session with PTA Program faculty.  Complete an information/contact form.
  4. Applicants must be TSI compliant at the time a program application is submitted.
  5. Score satisfactorily on the HOBET V Exam.
  6. Complete 20 clinical observation hours.
  7. Obtain three (3) letters of recommendations.
  8. Submit the complete application packet by the last Friday of March by 12:00 p.m.  Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for Fall semester admission.
  9. Participate in program interviews.
  10. Admission determinations for the fall semester are made in May. 

Program advisor is Jackie Underwood, director of physical therapist assistant program.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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