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The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program will prepare you to work, under the supervision of a physical therapist, with physically impaired persons to help reverse adverse effects of physical disability. The therapist and assistant work together to provide appropriate therapeutic intervention and communication within the health care team. We offer an excellent education that prepares each student to pass board exams and to be a successful PTA.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Physical Therapist Assistant program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Our Graduates

Our graduates of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, upon completion of board exams, are able to enter the workforce right away in a variety of settings as a Physical Therapist assistant. We have 130 active affiliation agreements all over Indiana that are consistently looking for PTAs, where most of our graduates currently work!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Transfer Degree

Associate of Science
(69.5 credit hours = 5 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Health Care Supp Phys Ther Int” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Support/Specialist with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant  while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.