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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Find out how to apply to our Physical Therapist Assistant Program for Fall 2021.

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Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Physical Therapist Assistant Information Session (PDF)Listen

We will post future in-person session dates as soon as our campuses are open.


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Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

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Watch Physical Therapist Assistants (link will open in a new window) from CareerOneStop.

What do they do?

The licensed physical therapist assistant must work under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

The PTA's general function is to:

  • Help the physical therapist implement the treatment plan of care for a patient
  • Perform routine physical therapy interventions and data collection in accordance within the plan of care
  • Observe, record and report patient conditions, reactions and responses related to physical therapy treatment

For more details, see Role of a Physical Therapist Assistant (American Physical Therapy Association)

Our Mission

To prepare graduates to become licensed PTAs

The mission of our program is consistent with and expands upon that established by the Tarrant County College District: to provide affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning. 

In addition to the mission of the College, the PTA Program strives to prepare students to be successful on the national physical therapist assistant exam, to practice legally, to exhibit professionalism, to demonstrate competency with entry-level skills appropriate for a physical therapist assistant, and to become employed as licensed physical therapist assistants.

Program Outcome Data

Graduation Rates

  • 85%: Class of 2019
  • 90%: Class of 2018
  • 93%: Class of 2017

First-Time Pass Rate

  • 100%: Class of 2018 & Class of 2019

Licensure Pass Rates per Graduation Year

(Data provided by Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy)

  • 100%: May 2019 Boards
  • 100%: May 2018 Boards
  • 100%: May 2017 Boards

Graduate Employment Rates

Percentages of graduates who sought employment and were hired as physical therapist assistants within 12 months after graduation:

  • 100%: 2018
  • 100%: 2017
  • 100%: 2016


The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Tarrant County College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. 

If you need to contact us at TCC, email Chioma Olonade at

Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited program is a requisite for application for Texas licensure as a PTA. Licensure in Texas is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.


File a Complaint with TCC Health Sciences

If you have a complaint regarding our PTA Program, its students, faculty or staff, please download and complete our PTA Complaint Form (PDF)Listen. Send it to the Director of Health Sciences, who will review the complaint with our PTA Program coordinator.

If you would like to request records of complaints about our PTA Program, its students, faculty or staff, please download and complete our PTA Complaint Information Request Form (PDF)Listen.

Note: We do not share personal information–such as academic standing or demographic or medical information–about students, faculty, staff or patients with the general public.

File a Complaint with CAPTE

CAPTE considers complaints about accredited programs and about CAPTE itself.

Find out how to File a Complaint with CAPTE.



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Updated July 03, 2020