• Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    Associate in Applied Science Degree

    Available at: West Campus
    Del Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.
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    Program Overview

    The Physical Therapist Assistant is a health care professional who works directly under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.  The responsibilities of a Physical Therapist Assistant include a variety of services such as cardiac rehabilitation, neorological rehabilition, orthopedics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynnecology, wound care, sports medicine,home health, and wellness.

    The Physical Therapist Assistant may implement treatment programs developed by the Physical Therapist which may include theraputic exercises; gait training and assisting with prosthetics and brace training; administering various hot/cold/electrical modalities and traction; application of various external bandages, supports and dressings; measuring joint motion and muscle function; and, educating other health care providers, patients, and families.

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Del Mar 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:  http://www.capteonline.org.

    To file a complaint against the institution or CAPTE, details can be found on the following web site:  http://www.capteonline.org/Complaints/.

    To make public comments about the PTA Program or a PTA Program graduate, contact the PTA Program Director, Jan Spigner, at jspigner@delmar.edu, or Allied Health Department Chair Glenn Madden at wgmadden@delmar.edu.  


    Program Outcomes 

    Graduation Rate: 97.7% of students graduate from the Program (2015 and 2016).
    Licensure Examination Pass Rate: 100% of the graduates passed the licensure exam (2015 and 2016).
    Employment Rate: 97.6% of graduates who sought employment were employed as PTAs within one year of graduation (2015 and 2016).

  • Contact Information

    Allied Health
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    (361) 698-2820