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


If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 281-998-6150 ext. 3350 or email


Application Information and Deadlines


Applications for Fall 2023 are now CLOSED

Information to apply for Fall 2024 will be available in June 2023

Only 1 class is admitted every year in the fall.

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 insurance, background check, drug screen, immunizations, CPR certification, and travel expenses for clinical rotations.  Uniforms may need to be purchased for some clinical rotations.

See PTA Student Financial Fact Sheet 2021-2022

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held on a regular basis  on 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.

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

Please check back for information sessions updates for the 2024 cycle - information sessions will start in June 2023.

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



July 17, 2023 (Monday)

12:00 pm S-1-213

July 18, 2023           (Tuesday)

6:00 pm


August 7, 2023 (Monday)

12:00 pm


August 8, 2023 (Tuesday)

6:00 pm S-1.213
September 18, 2023 (Monday) 12:00 pm S-1.213
September 19, 2023 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm S-1.213
October 23, 2023 (Monday) 12:00 pm TBD
October 24, 2023 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm TBD
November 27, 2023 (Monday) 12:00 pm TBD
November 28, 2023 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm TBD
December 4, 2023 (Monday) 12:00 pm TBD
December 5, 2023 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm TBD
January 22, 2024 (Monday) 12:00 pm TBD
January 23, 2024 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm TBD
February 5, 2024 (Monday) 12:00 pm TBD
February 6, 2024 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm TBD


Program Outcomes
Class Year
First-Time Pass Rate
Ultimate Pass Rate
2022 100% 100%
2021 95.0%


2020 95.0% 100%


Class Year
Graduation Rate
Employment Rate
2022 87.5% 100%
2021 90.9% 100%
2020 90.9% 100%


2 Year Average 2021-2022
Pass rate 97.5%
Graduation rate 88.9%
Employment rate 100%


Resources and Important Documents

Complaints that fall outside of due process should be submitted to, PTA Program Director, or, Chair of Health Sciences. 

For Complaints against the PROGRAM not following CAPTE standards: To obtain the materials necessary for submitting a complaint, contact the APTA Accreditation Department at 703-706-3245 or

For student complaints visit