• Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    Associate in Applied Science Degree, Tech-Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate

    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

     

    CAPTE web link specific to Del Mar College PTA Program: http://www.capteonline.org/apta/directories/accreditedschools.aspx?type=PTA&navID=10737421960&LOC=TX&STYPE=PTA&ID=360EC2E8-D8F1-4F25-92DA-9D6C72F86D92 


    Program Outcomes 

    Graduation Rate: 90.9% of students graduate from the Program (2011, 2012, and 2013).
    Licensure Examination Pass Rate: 98% of the graduates passed the licensure exam (2011, 2012, and 2013).
    Employment Rate: 100% of those program graduates responding to survey are employed after graduation, as a PTA, within 6 months of passing the licensure exam (2011, 2012, and 2013).