Physical Therapist Assistant
Welcome to the Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at San Juan College
Are you interested in being an integral part of a healing team? As a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), working under the supervision of a physical therapist (PT), you will help patients recover from injury, illness or surgery. As a Physical Therapist Assistant student you will learn to instruct patients in therapeutic exercise; assist patients with the use of equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches; and manage pain through a variety of treatments including massage, ultrasound, electrotherapy, and hot or cold packs. Not only is this a truly rewarding career, but Physical Therapist Assistants are among the fastest growing professions in the nation.
San Juan College is pleased to offer two Physical Therapist Assistant Programs – a traditional face-to-face On-Campus Program and a convenient Online Hybrid Program. The Physical Therapist Assistant Online Hybrid Program has onsite labs in Farmington, NM once per semester for 5 consecutive semesters following acceptance into the program. Both programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and lead to a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.
Apply to the PTA Program
The deadline is 5:00 pm MST on October 1st of each year. Start your prerequisite courses today to be eligible.