Physical Therapist Assistant

*** Good News! The Selective Health Programs Application Deadline is Extended Until April 10 ***

Selective Health Programs Include:
Medical Laboratory
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology

If you would like a personal review of your application materials, please call 740.588.1248 for an appointment. Please submit your application by April 1, 2020, at 5 p.m., in the faculty office in Health Science Hall.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Zane State College

If accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program you will take part in challenging classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to gain the knowledge necessary to function as an integral, critical thinking member of a rehabilitation team.

To practice in the state of Ohio, you must graduate from our five-semester program as well as take and pass both the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and the Ohio Jurisprudence Exam. Upon licensure you will you work under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist (PT).

You will find employment opportunities as a PTA in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health, outpatient and sports clinics, and schools. Your versatile skill set will serve you well across many treatment settings and age ranges.

You may only join the Physical Therapist Assistant program via a selective admissions process. You must complete observation with a licensed PT or PTA and demonstrate readiness for anatomy & physiology, college-level math, and English. You may access detailed lists of application criteria and procedures using the Program and Application Information link below.

PTA to DPT Bridge Opportunities

There are two bridge programs available for the Physical Therapist Assistant pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. 

Course Curriculum

Program Highlights

  • Extensive Clinical Experience - Over 650 clinical hours at 3 separate sites!
  • 100 % License Exam Pass Rate – Two-year average on both the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for the PTA and the Ohio Jurisprudence Exam.
  • Individualized Attention – Get to know your faculty well and receive the personal attention you need to be successful. Small class sizes = No more than 20 students per lecture course and no more than 10 in each lab section.

Application and Program Materials

Degree Details

Major: Physical Therapist Assistant
Degree
: Associate of Applied Science
Location: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Health

Contact

Lori Wahl, lwahl@zanestate.edu or 740.588.1312

Helen Rollins, hrollins@zanestate.edu or 740.588.4112

Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Zane State College is accredited by the:
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

telephone: 703-706-3245
e-mail: accreditation@apta.org
website: http://www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 740.588.1312 or email lwahl@zanestate.edu.