Physical Therapist Assistant

If you like to help people and want to work in the medical field, our Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program may be for you. The 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. You will learn to administer therapeutic and psychosocial support for individuals with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, vascular or other physiological dysfunctions.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a selective program. When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program 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.

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Physical Therapist Assistant


Associate of Science. NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certification is based on students who are program-ready and does not include non-academic skills courses. Availability of degrees varies by campus. Contact your campus of interest below for more information.


(Minimum of 69.5 credit hours)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the transfer office of your local Ivy Tech. You are also encouraged to contact the institution and consult the current catalog and web page of the institution to which you wish to transfer.


The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered at the following campuses. Please click on the campus of interest below for contact and campus specific program information:

East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)
Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg, has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.


Betsy Boyd
Administrative Assistant
812 246.3301 ext 4725

Kim Kruer, MPT
Program Chair
(812) 246-3301, Extension 4290

Mark Kinkle
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Pfau Hall
(812) 246-3301, Extension 4295

Clinical Education Manual

Clinical Performance Instrument

Application Packet

Program Guide to Admissions and Academic Policies

Student Handbook