Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Advisor: Michele Darroch,  PT, MEd, DPT   (413) 236-4525 
The PTA program at Berkshire Community College is accCAPTE logoredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,  Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;  email:;website:

Program graduates are eligible to take the national examination to be licensed as a PTA

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If you have any questions, concerns regarding the program  contact Michele Darroch, PTA Program Advisor.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 students. 

Watch the APTA video "You Could Be Me" to learn more about the field of Physical Therapy.

                  • Three-year Program Student Outcomes  (2010-2013)*   
                  • Graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate:
                    • Graduation rate - 75.6%
                    • Licensure examination pass rate - 96.9%
                    • Employment rate - 100% *2011-2013 represents one graduating class