||Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Latest News: Attendance at one information session is required prior to applying to the PTA Program. General program information, program prerequisites and application requirements will be covered, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered directly by PTA Program faculty. Dates for October Information sessions are below. Click on the date that you prefer to register.
October 19th at 10:00am - https://forms.gle/TpHUjwePVUxWApvVA
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October 27th @ 12:00pm - https://forms.gle/BSnCnRzwHAEjpjMV6
Applications for the 2022-2023 PTA Program will be available August 18, 2021 and will be accepted from January 10, 2022 to March 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Please contact your advisor or PTA faculty with any questions related to the PTA Program application process or requirements.
The Program at LBWCC is a “one plus one” program and requires the successful completion of two semesters of general education prerequisite coursework followed by application and acceptance to the technical phase of the Program. The technical phase of the Program involves three consecutive semesters of physical therapy-related coursework in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. Students are introduced to the concepts, theories, skills and principles related to physical therapy in the classroom and laboratory settings, and progressively exposed to the clinical setting in which their newly acquired knowledge, skills and behaviors are practiced with real patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist and/or Physical Therapist Assistant.
Upon successful completion of the curricular requirements of LBWCC, graduates will receive an Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, and upon meeting the expectations and requirements of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, will be eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants.
Working as a licensed PTA is a challenging and rewarding profession. We are delighted that you have chosen PTA as your educational goal. The PTA faculty will challenge you academically and personally in order to prepare you to assume the inherent ethical responsibilities of the profession and to become a clinically competent, productive member of the healthcare team.
PTAs are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, physical therapy clinics, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities, home health agencies, schools, and long-term care facilities.
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CAPTE Accreditation Statement
Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; email@example.com is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Effective April 27, 2021, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706- 3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (334) 382-2133 Ext. 3212 or email email@example.com. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.