Physical Therapist Assistant

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the PTA program. We hope this webpage provides the information you are seeking, but if we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact the department representatives listed below.

Accreditation Status

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Calhoun Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085 telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Calhoun Community College meets the state education requirements for a physical therapist assistant license in the state of Alabama. Calhoun Community College has not determined if the PTA program at Calhoun Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

Comments

Comments regarding the Calhoun Community College PTA Program are welcomed and encouraged. Please share your feedback, suggestions, or complaints about the program by communicating them to either of the individuals listed below. We appreciate your time and ask that you leave a telephone number where you may be reached.

For More Information

Dr. Heather MacKrell
PTA Program Director
256-306-2805
heather.mackrell@calhoun.edu
Tiffany Bain
PTA Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
256-260-2439
tiffany.bain@calhoun.edu
Barbara Bozeman
Health Instructional Coordinator
barbara.bozeman@calhoun.edu
256-260-2491

Physical Therapist Assistant Careers

PTAs work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, and other settings.  Employment of PTAs is projected to grow 30% from 2016 to 2026 as demand for physical therapy is increasing due to the healthcare needs of an aging population and individuals with chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

Check out career data based on the programs below:

AAS Physical Therapist Assistant