A Physical Therapist Assistant, or PTA, is a clinician who provides, for patients with impairments from illness or injury, treatment interventions and components of therapeutic measurement under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Upon graduation from the PTA program, students will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam for PTAs to determine competence for licensure application, and thus will be able to work in a variety of patient care settings.
Application packets for entry into the program will be made available to students during the preceding Spring semester. Students receive acceptance into the program once, yearly, during the late Fall semester.
PTA technical coursework begins during the Spring semester and concludes with two 6-week full-time clinical affiliations in the subsequent Spring semester, just prior to graduation in May.
Program Mission Statement
The Physical Therapist Assistant program of Rowan College of South Jersey exists to prepare entry-level physical therapist assistants able to provide safe, ethical, contemporary and effective physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Graduates will value the importance of professionalism and lifelong learning while meeting the healthcare needs of the diverse communities that they serve.
The goals of the Physical Therapist Assistant program of Rowan College of South Jersey are:
- Program graduates will be entry-level prepared physical therapist assistants who are able to work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist in a professional manner.
- Program graduates will value life-long learning and commitment through continued education and professional development.
The program will prepare graduates to deliver safe, ethical, and effective physical therapy services to the diverse surrounding community.
Program faculty will provide instruction based on current evidence-based practice within an innovative and supportive learning environment.
This is a selective-admission professional program designed to prepare the PTA to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students must be accepted to the program before registering for any physical therapist assistant (PTA) courses.
Admissions packets are available online. Please contact your program advisor and visit the Selective Admissions page
for more detailed information.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rowan College of South Jersey is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; Telephone: 703-706-3245; Email: [email protected]
If needing to contact the program directly, please call 856-415-2188 or email Eileen Doyle.
Last Updated: Aug. 24, 2023