Tyler Junior College

Physical Therapist Assistant

Overview

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Tyler Junior College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Pending achievement of candidacy for accreditation status, the program will enroll students in Fall 2015.

Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I

Other general education courses in the PTA Program:

BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 

Information Sessions:

Wednesday, Sept 10, 3:30-4:30, Gold Room in Ornelas Residential Complex on Palmer Street

Tuesday, Nov 11, 5:30-6:30, Gold Room in Ornelas Residential Complex on Palmer Street

Tuesday, January 27, 3:00-4:00, PTA Lab in Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building

Monday, March 30, 5:30-7 p.m., PTA Lab in Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building

Admissions Process:

Please see the related downloads for more information regarding the Admissions Process for TJC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Observation Feedback and Observation Report Forms are also available in the related downloads sections. Information regarding the application period will be available in Fall 2014.

All applicants to the program will be required to complete the TEAS V.  For information on how to take the TEAS V, please click on related downloads and select TEAS V Testing Information.

What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?

For more information about a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, please visit the American Physical Therapy Association website at the following link: http://www.apta.org/AboutPTAs

For further information, please contact:
Christine Melius, PT, MPT
PTA Program Director
Pirtle 219
cmel@tjc.edu | 903-510-2544
Amy Leighman, PT
Pirtle 219
alei@tjc.edu

Grievance Procedure

Complaints regarding the program can be addressed to the PTA Program Director, Christine Melius at cmel@tjc.edu and / or Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Paul Monagan at pmon@tjc.edu.

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Program Director: Christine Melius, PT, MPT

Address: Pirtle 219

Email: cmel@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2544