Physical Therapist Assistant

The role of a Physical Therapist Assistant is to work as part of a team under the direction of a Physical Therapist to assist patients with movement. As a student in the PTA program at WSCC, you will learn how to address the needs of patients through pain relieving modalities and therapeutic exercises.

WSCC has one of the best Physical Therapist Assistant Programs in Ohio. The rates of our PTA program graduation, licensure and employment rates surpass programs of larger universities in the state. In fact, our program boasts 100% post-graduation employment rate.

In addition to our outstanding graduation and employment statistics this career choice is further enhanced by its growing job outlook. The Occupational Outlook Handbook, produced by the Federal Government, identified the PTA profession to be the third fastest growing occupation in the country. Their statistics show at 41% growth from 2014-2024.

It's important to note that the two-year program only admits its top 20 applicants each year.

Accreditation Information

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 740.885.5701 or email The Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Program at Washington State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; email:; website:

Physical Therapist Assistant Statistics

YearBeginning Size of CohortGraduation RateNumber Graduating on Time (within 150% time)Board Exam Pass Rate per FSBPTNational Average Pass Rate per FSBPTProgram Target Pass RateEmployment Rate

***Graduation rate reported based on CAPTE standards. The percentage does not reflect students who had to leave the program due to health related issues, financial issues, or any other reason other than for academic reasons. This number also looks at those students who were able to graduate on time or within 150% of the time required.
***The benchmark for pass rate on the NPTE as established by CAPTE is 85% over a two year period and is reported based on ULTIMATE not first time pass rate (The data for 2016 is not yet in to report at this time)
***Employment rate reflects those that were seeking jobs and obtained employment within 1 year post graduation.

To learn more:


Health Sciences Office

Deadline Date: March 15, 2019
PTA Application Packet

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