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Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

PPCC  will be offering an Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant for those interested in starting their careers in the field.  The Associates of Applied Science Degree is required to sit for the licensure examination.

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Pike Peak Community College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE.  On 6 December 2021, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

A two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Physical Therapist Assistant is a terminal degree designed to make graduates ready and eligible for State Licensure and examination if required.

Earning your Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant will prepare you to:

  • Sit for Licensure examination
  • Work under the supervision of a physical therapist in an ethical, legal, safe, and
    professional manner.
  • Implement a comprehensive treatment plan developed by a physical therapist
    promoting optimal outcomes for patients.
  • Recognize the relationship between concepts learned from liberal arts and basic
    science coursework and physical therapy knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and nonverbal communication in a culturally
    competent manner with patients and their families, colleagues, other health care
    providers, and the public.
  • Interact skillfully with patients across the life span.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and life-long learning

Transfer Options

After earning your degree from Pikes Peak Community College, you may complete your Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapist Assistant or bridge to a Physical Therapy Program.

Program Articulation Pending Accreditation

 

Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant

Semester 1(Summer for prerequisites if not taken already)

Course & Credit Hours


 4 Credit Hour(s)

 4 Credit Hour(s)

2 Credit Hour(s)

3 Credit Hour(s)

13 Credit Hours

Semester 2 (Fall 1st Year)

Course & Credit Hours

5 Credit Hour(s)

ENG 1021 English Composition I 3 Credit Hour(s)

or

ENG 1020 Technical Writing I 3 Credit Hour(s) (PREFERED COURSE)

2 Credit Hour(s)

1 Credit Hour(s)

2 Credit Hour(s)

3 Credit Hour(s)

16 Credit Hours

Semester 3 (Spring 1st Year)

Course & Credit Hours

5 Credit Hour(s)

2 Credit Hour(s)

1 Credit Hour(s)

5 Credit Hour(s)

3 Credit Hour(s)

16 Credit Hours

Semester 4 (Summer 2nd Year)

Course & Credit Hours

4 Credit Hour(s)

 3 Credit Hour(s)

7 Credit Hours

Semester 5 (Fall 2nd Year)

2 Credit Hour(s

5 Credit Hour(s)

5 Credit Hour(s)

1 Credit Hour(s)

13 Credit Hours 

Semester 6 (Spring 2nd Year)

2 Credit Hour(s)
5 Credit Hour(s)
5 Credit Hour(s)
12 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours: 77

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