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
The PTA program at San Jacinto College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education:
- Application Information and Deadlines
Applications for Fall 2021 are CLOSED and under review.
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.
- Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held on a regular basis online as a Zoom conference. Registration is not required. The sessions will cover topics such as PT as a profession, career potential, program requirements and general information.
**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 June 2021 - February 2022.
*The information provided is the same for each session to learn about our program and the application process.
Date Time Zoom Meeting Link June 29th 6:00 PM- 6:45 PM To receive the link, email: PTAprogram@sjcd.edu
- Program Outcomes
Class Year First Time Pass Rate Ultimate Pass Rate
2020 95.0% In progress
2019 94.0% 100.0%
2018 95.5% 95.5%
Class Year Graduation Rate Employment Rate
2020 100.0% In progress
2019 85.7% 100.0%
2018 95.7% 86.0%
- Resources and Important Documents