Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Associate in Applied Science Degree
The PTA Program will be located on the LBWCC Greenville Campus.
Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
PTA timeline for Student Application
- February 16, 2020: 3:00 pm: PTA Information Session for interested students- Greenville Campus
- April 7, 2020:6:00 pm: PTA Information Session for interested students-Greenville Campus
- Students who plan to enroll in the LBWCC PTA Program MUST attend one of the scheduled PTA Program Information Sessions. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at each session and submitted with the PTA Program Student Application Packet
- May 4, 2020: Student applications open for the first cohort
- March 4, 2021: Student application deadline for first cohort
- April 2021: Applicant Interviews & Selection of first PTA cohort
- Summer 2021: PTA Program begins technical classes on Greenville Campus
- *Prerequisites should begin no later than Spring Semester 2020 - Click here for list of prerequisites
PTA Program timeline for Candidate for Accreditation:
- December 1, 2020: Submit Application for Candidacy with CAPTE
- January 16-31, 2021: CAPTE Candidacy Visit
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2020. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.