Physical Therapist Assistant

Can you check off patience, compassion, and perseverance as strengths? You might also make an excellent physical therapist assistant. Our empowering program will lead you to a rewarding career as you help patients decrease pain, improve mobility, restore function, and minimize disabilities.


 Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Participate in three clinical rotations and qualify to take the national licensing exam.


66 credit hours

Program Info

 South Campus

Serving students in Southeast Houston, Pearland, Clear Lake, and Friendswood.

Contact Us

 281-998-6150 ext. 3350


The PTA program at San Jacinto College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education:

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Telephone: (703) 706-3245

Application Information and Deadlines


Applications for Spring 2022 will open Jan. 19

Applications  for Fall 2022

The next opportunity to submit is Spring 2022 (January - March 2022).

Prerequisites (Minimum grade "C" for each)

BIOL 2301/2101 or 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credit Hours
BIOL 2302/2102 or 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 Credit Hours
  Total Credit Hours 14 Credit Hours

*Lifetime course attempt maximum for Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II is 3

Links and Documents

Approximate Program Costs

The cost of the PTA program is the standard published San Jacinto College tuition with additional fees for labs, insurance, background check, drug screen, immunizations, CPR certification, and additional travel expenses for clinical rotations.  Uniforms may need to be purchased for some clinical rotations.

See Approximate Costs and Fees PDF.

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held on a regular basis  returning to our South campus location in building S.1. Registration is not required. The sessions will cover topics such as PT as a profession, career potential, program requirements, and general information.

Only 1 ZOOM session is planned for 12pm on December 1st,  2021. Email us your interest for the link.  

**Please note you will need to attend the entire session and provide your name and email address to obtain credit for your attendance.

We will offer 1-2 info sessions each month running August 2021 - February 2022. 

*The information provided is the same for each session to learn about our program and the application process, attendance is only requested once for application.


Date Time  Location
August 25th 2021 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM S1.117 
September 22nd 2021  12:00 PM & 6:00 PM S1.117
October 27 2021 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM S1.117


Program Outcomes

Class Year     First Time Pass Rate     Ultimate Pass Rate       

   2021                   pending

   2020                    95.0%                               100%                         

   2019                    94.0%                               100%    

   2018                    95.5%                                95.5%                          


Class Year     Graduation Rate            Employment Rate     

   2021                 pending

   2020                   100.0%                             100.0%

   2019                    85.7%                              100.0% 

   2018                    95.7%                               86.0%                                                              

2 Year Average 2019-2020
Pass rate 100%
Graduation rate 94.4%
Employment rate 100%


Resources and Important Documents