Physical Therapist Assistant

This dynamic and in-demand profession is well-suited for students with strong academic abilities and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

A physical therapist assistant provides care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist to restore function to individuals affected by physical impairments, dysfunction, and disabilities. Services are provided across a wide spectrum of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, outpatient clinics, and schools, and across the age continuum from infants to the elderly.

This is an expansion program under the umbrella of Germanna Community College, which is the parent program. The PTA program is currently awaiting approval by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in spring of 2021

Associate of Applied Science Degree
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

Explore Careers and Job Outlook

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, most PTAs work in hospitals or privately-owned physical therapy practices. Others work in home health, schools, and rehab units.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Online
  • Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. Online

Accreditation, Licensure, and Associations

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lord Fairfax Community College is an expansion of the Germanna Community College PTA program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: http://www.capteonline.org. To contact the program/institution directly, please call 540-423-9821 or [email protected].

Students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and to apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a professional organization for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Program Details

For up-to-date program Information and details please visit Germanna Community College PTA program.

Location

All classes are held at the Luray- Page County Center, located at 200 College Drive, Luray, with the lab component being taught at Page Memorial Hospital.

With a brand new 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, students will be able to take advantage of small class sizes, new equipment, and a hands-on learning environment (based on current CDC guidelines) conducive to optimal clinical education and personal growth.

Contact Us

Dr. Rekha Parameswaran, PT, DPT
Site Coordinator
[email protected]

Laurie Daigle, MA, PT
Director Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Germanna Community college
[email protected]

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