Physical Therapist Assistant

Provide healing help to people of all ages recovering from illness or injury. Learn how our bodies work and train to aid licensed therapists in this growing field.

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What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?

The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Regional Program is to prepare individuals to become physical therapist assistants who are able to perform selected components of interventions and data collection under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. The program will prepare graduates who are eligible to sit for the national licensing examination for the physical therapist assistant.

Enrollment in this program is limited; therefore, a selective admissions process is followed.

For more information, check out our program brochure

What are my career choices?

Demand for physical therapy services is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of an older population and growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

What are my degree options?

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (Pathway 1)

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Tracy L. Bowling, PT, MS, DPT
Physical Therapist Assistant
Program Coordinator
606.487.3379
tracy.bowling@kctcs.edu

Terri Fields
Physical Therapist Assistant
606.487.3394
terri.fields@kctcs.edu