The Physical Therapist Assistant - Associate in Science degree program at Berkshire Community College is accredited by:
Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com;
website: http://www.capteonline.org .
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PTA Matriculation Form 2014
Suggested Block for PTA Program Completion
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides a unique form of medical
treatment, where science and art become one, and patients are
given individualized care. PTA is deeply rooted in scientific knowledge
and theory. But, it is the personal interactions with patients,
family members, and other health care providers that require creativity
and flexibility on the therapist's part.
PTAs work in diverse settings which include
hospitals, private PT practices, community health agencies, schools,
pediatric facilities, nursing homes, industrial or corporate health
facilities and rehabilitation centers. It is the diversity that makes
the field of physical therapy interesting and enticing for many
Transferring to PT School
BCC has transfer agreements with American International College and
Russell Sage College that provide an opportunity for BCC's PTA graduates
to continue their education in physical therapy programs at either
school. For more information, contact Michele Darroch, P.T., MEd,
D.P.T., director of BCC's PTA program.
Students who meet all admission requirements are accepted in the PTA
program on a space available basis at any time. Those who do not
initially qualify for the program may become eligible through BCC's
Liberal Arts program in Pre-PTA.
The sequence of PTA courses begins in the fall semester on a
cyclical basis. The next cycle begins in 2015.
Interested students are
urged to consult the program advisor and to work on prerequisites and
required courses during semesters when PTA courses are not offered.
Admission requirements include:
ENG 020 and
ENG 060, if applicable;
MAT 029 or MAT
029C (Math 800 series) or MAT 136, if applicable;
completion of college preparatory or college-level biology or anatomy
and physiology with a grade
of C (73) or better within five years;
graduation from high school with an average of B (80%) or ranked in the
upper third of the graduating class; OR completion of a minimum of 10
credits of college-level PTA support courses with a grade of
C or better;
completion of 20 hours of documented clinical observation in a PT
Upon completion of all
admission requirements, students wishing to enter the program must
Graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate:
♦ professional behaviors including being self-assured, adaptable, legal, ethical and service-oriented. These will be demonstrated through practical
testing, service projects, the capstone project and final clinical
Three-year Program Student Outcomes
Graduation rate - 73.9%
Licensure examination pass rate - 96.88%
Employment rate - 100% (based on 68.2% Response Rate)
represents two graduating classes