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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a health care professional who works directly under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. The responsibilities of a Physical Therapist Assistant include a variety of services such as cardiac rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, wound care, sports medicine, home health, and wellness.

The Physical Therapist Assistant may implement treatment programs developed by the Physical Therapist which may include therapeutic exercises; gait training and assisting with prosthetics and brace training; administering various hot/cold/electrical modalities and traction; application of various external bandages, supports and dressings; measuring joint motion and muscle function; and, educating other health care providers, patients, and families.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Del Mar College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:  accreditation@apta.org; website:  http://www.capteonline.org.

CAPTE web link specific to Del Mar College PTA Program

Program Outcomes
Graduation Rate: 89% of students graduate from the Program (2010, 2011, and 2012).
Licensure Examination Pass Rate: 96% of the graduates passed the licensure exam (2010, 2011, and 2012).
Employment Rate: 100% of those program graduates responding to survey are employed after graduation, as a PTA, within 6 months of passing the licensure exam (2010, 2011, and 2012).


Deadline to apply for admission is July 15th each year.

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Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1848