Physical Therapist Assistant

                                 Physical Therapist Assistant Program

                                           
   
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Acquisition of Physical Therapy competency is developed through a combination of college-based lectures and skills laboratories as well as direct involvement with patient care during part-time and full-time clinical internships. Successful completion of all courses in the program, including any necessary remedial coursework, will lead to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Physical Therapist Assisting.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree (039)
Baltimore City Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assisting is designed to prepare graduates for a career as licensed Physical Therapist Assistants in a variety of health care settings. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Baltimore City 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. This accreditation classification is granted to an educational program achieving or exceeding the basic requirements for the accreditation period granted.
 
 
Graduates of the Physical Therapist Assistant program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to qualify for licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant. BCCC’s program provides an extraordinary opportunity for students interested in entering the Physical Therapy field and who have as their goal the furtherance of their education and professional development. By law, the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners may deny licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude, if the nature of the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice Physical Therapy.

Acquisition of Physical Therapy competency is developed through a combination of college-based lectures and skills laboratories as well as direct involvement with patient care during part-time and full-time clinical internships. Successful completion of all courses in the program, including any necessary remedial coursework, will lead to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Physical Therapist Assisting.

BCCC’s two-year Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students to work as Physical Therapist Assistants in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care and sub-acute facilities, out-patient clinics, private practices, schools and pediatric centers.

The program is designed to prepare graduates to become respected members of the Physical Therapy team, providing direct patient care under the general supervision of a Physical Therapist. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is located on the second floor of the Student Services Wing in the Main Building of the Liberty Campus.
 
The Licensure/certification examination pass rates (FY 2012) is 89.9%.

Revised 03/22/13