Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain. PTAs help patients and clients who have movement difficulties due to injury or disease by assisting the PT with therapies designed to improve mobility, relieve pain, prevent or limit permanent physical disability and promote overall fitness and wellness. Patients may include accident victims and individuals with short- and long-term disabling conditions, such as low back pain, fractures, head injuries, arthritis, heart disease and cerebral palsy.

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Salary Range Potential: $55,000.00

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TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

Physical Therapy Assistant-Healthcare Programs

After admission, the “Professional Phase” of Physical Therapist Assistant is a two-years (four-semester) program. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and will be eligible to take the national credentialing exam to become a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant. The program offers one class per year beginning each fall.

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Pre-requisites required:
The Holmes Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program in Grenada will accept one class per year in the spring semester on a competitive, selective basis. The applicant must first meet the same general admission requirements as those required for all applicants to Holmes Community College. Prior to actually applying for the Physical Therapist Assistant program, a student must meet the following admissions requirements: Submit a completed application for admission to Holmes Community College Have official verification of a minimum ACT score of 12 if taken before October 1989 or 16 if taken on or after October 1989 on file with Admissions and Records at Holmes Community College. Once the student meets the above requirements, he/she should follow the instructions on the web for accessing and completing the PTA application. Requirements for applying to the PTA program that must be met by the posted deadline are the following: Complete the PTA application available February 1 via the MyHolmes student portal for the next January class. Provide official documentation of a high school diploma or a GED certificate to the Holmes Office of Admissions & Records. Provide official transcripts from all schools and/or colleges attended to the Holmes Office of Admissions & Records

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
The Holmes Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program in Grenada will accept one class per year in the spring semester on a competitive, selective basis. The applicant must first meet the same general admission requirements as those required for all applicants to Holmes Community College. Prior to actually applying for the Physical Therapist Assistant program, a student must meet the following admissions requirements: Submit a completed application for admission to Holmes Community College Have official verification of a minimum ACT score of 12 if taken before October 1989 or 16 if taken on or after October 1989 on file with Admissions and Records at Holmes Community College. Once the student meets the above requirements, he/she should follow the instructions on the web for accessing and completing the PTA application. Requirements for applying to the PTA program that must be met by the posted deadline are the following: Complete the PTA application available February 1 via the MyHolmes student portal for the next January class. Provide official documentation of a high school diploma or a GED certificate to the Holmes Office of Admissions & Records. Provide official transcripts from all schools and/or colleges attended to the Holmes Office of Admissions & Records

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Critical Thinking, Coordination, Judgment and Decision Making
Holmes Community College
Grenada

Contact
Roxanne Harrison
(662) 227-2350
RHarrison@holmescc.edu
Tracy Herring CTE Counselor
Therring@holmescc.edu
662.227.2360
 
Physical Therapy Assistant-Healthcare Programs

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares students to work within the practice of physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs are employed in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, home health agencies and other health care settings. Admission to the program at Holmes Community College is selective and competitive. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Graduates of an accredited program may be eligible to take the national physical therapy exam for PTAs, which is an essential part of the licensing process.

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Pre-requisites required:
To be considered for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program, an applicant must complete the online application and be admitted to the College, submit the online Health Science application to the Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program and meet the following criteria: 1. High school graduate or high school equivalency diploma. Official transcript is required. 2. ACT Score (no minimum required) – Official ACT score must be on file in the ICC Admissions Office. Scores may be sent directly from ACT (www.act.org) to ICC which can take six weeks or more, printed from ACT’s website and submitted to the Office of Admissions by the student or sent by the student’s high school of attendance. (If ACT was taken while in high school, the score is typically on the high school transcript.) ACT scores on college transcripts are not acceptable. 3. Must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on previous college credit in the prescribed curriculum. 4. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or higher before beginning the professional phase of the PTA program. In order for a student to receive points for these courses for interview purposes, official transcripts must be on file by May 20. ? BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab ? BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab ? MAT 1313 – College Algebra or MAT 1314 – College Algebra with Lab ? ENG 1113 – English Composition I 5. Submit a Verification of Observation/Experience Form (See page 6.) Documented hours of observation should occur under a licensed physical therapist (PT) or a physical therapist assistant (PTA) while providing direct patient care. The applicant must have documentation of at least eight observation hours of direct patient care obtained by observing in at least two different settings (i.e., a minimum of four hours in at least two of the following settings: acute care, skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, school, nursing home). More observation, volunteer or work experience is preferred. All observation must be completed within two years of application. Documentation of these hours must include the signature of a supervising PT or PTA who is not related to the applicant. 6. Submit only two PTA Program Reference Forms (See page 7.) from individuals not related to the applicant. 7. Submit a Plan for Completion. A plan for completion of all remaining prerequisites prior to entrance into the program, name of college currently attending and a list of the courses in which the applicant is currently enrolled must also be submitted with the program application. The plan must be typed. 8. Qualified applicants who have submitted all required information by the April 1 deadline will have theirmaterialsreviewed. Based on the selection criteria, the highest-ranking students will be invited to an interview with the PTA Admissions Committee. (See PTA Point Rating System.) 9. From the group of applicants interviewed, the Admissions Committee will make the final selection based on overall GPA, ACT scores, consistency in achievement, course load and course content, extracurricular performance, applicant’s statements regarding motivation and goals, poise demonstrated during interviews and the degree to which the applicant has become knowledgeable about the profession. 10. Upon admission to the program, a student must submit a physical examination form, proof of current immunizations, BLS Provider certification to include CPR and AED in accordance with the American Heart Association (Certifications must be on or after June 1 of the year program classes begin.), a negative drug screen (administered by the North Mississippi Medical Center) and satisfactory criminal background check (administered by ICC personnel). Certain criminal offenses may prevent admission into the program; therefore, it is highly recommended the student contact his/her adviser, the program director or the Dean of Health Science Instruction for guidance related to specific thresholds for admission. Should the College allow a student with a criminal background entrance into the PTA program, certain clinical affiliates may deny the student access to their facility. Itawamba Community College does not serve as an agent to prospective employers, state licensing agencies or credentialing organizations in regard to the interpretation of the criminal background check; therefore, the obtainment of criminal background clearance which permits the student to perform clinical experiences in a licensed healthcare facility while enrolled in the PTA program does not guarantee a healthcare facility will employ the graduate. For more information regarding Itawamba Community Colleg

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
To be considered for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program, an applicant must complete the online application and be admitted to the College, submit the online Health Science application to the Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program and meet the following criteria: 1. High school graduate or high school equivalency diploma. Official transcript is required. 2. ACT Score (no minimum required) – Official ACT score must be on file in the ICC Admissions Office. Scores may be sent directly from ACT (www.act.org) to ICC which can take six weeks or more, printed from ACT’s website and submitted to the Office of Admissions by the student or sent by the student’s high school of attendance. (If ACT was taken while in high school, the score is typically on the high school transcript.) ACT scores on college transcripts are not acceptable. 3. Must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on previous college credit in the prescribed curriculum. 4. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or higher before beginning the professional phase of the PTA program. In order for a student to receive points for these courses for interview purposes, official transcripts must be on file by May 20. ? BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab ? BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab ? MAT 1313 – College Algebra or MAT 1314 – College Algebra with Lab ? ENG 1113 – English Composition I 5. Submit a Verification of Observation/Experience Form (See page 6.) Documented hours of observation should occur under a licensed physical therapist (PT) or a physical therapist assistant (PTA) while providing direct patient care. The applicant must have documentation of at least eight observation hours of direct patient care obtained by observing in at least two different settings (i.e., a minimum of four hours in at least two of the following settings: acute care, skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, school, nursing home). More observation, volunteer or work experience is preferred. All observation must be completed within two years of application. Documentation of these hours must include the signature of a supervising PT or PTA who is not related to the applicant. 6. Submit only two PTA Program Reference Forms (See page 7.) from individuals not related to the applicant. 7. Submit a Plan for Completion. A plan for completion of all remaining prerequisites prior to entrance into the program, name of college currently attending and a list of the courses in which the applicant is currently enrolled must also be submitted with the program application. The plan must be typed. 8. Qualified applicants who have submitted all required information by the April 1 deadline will have theirmaterialsreviewed. Based on the selection criteria, the highest-ranking students will be invited to an interview with the PTA Admissions Committee. (See PTA Point Rating System.) 9. From the group of applicants interviewed, the Admissions Committee will make the final selection based on overall GPA, ACT scores, consistency in achievement, course load and course content, extracurricular performance, applicant’s statements regarding motivation and goals, poise demonstrated during interviews and the degree to which the applicant has become knowledgeable about the profession. 10. Upon admission to the program, a student must submit a physical examination form, proof of current immunizations, BLS Provider certification to include CPR and AED in accordance with the American Heart Association (Certifications must be on or after June 1 of the year program classes begin.), a negative drug screen (administered by the North Mississippi Medical Center) and satisfactory criminal background check (administered by ICC personnel). Certain criminal offenses may prevent admission into the program; therefore, it is highly recommended the student contact his/her adviser, the program director or the Dean of Health Science Instruction for guidance related to specific thresholds for admission. Should the College allow a student with a criminal background entrance into the PTA program, certain clinical affiliates may deny the student access to their facility. Itawamba Community College does not serve as an agent to prospective employers, state licensing agencies or credentialing organizations in regard to the interpretation of the criminal background check; therefore, the obtainment of criminal background clearance which permits the student to perform clinical experiences in a licensed healthcare facility while enrolled in the PTA program does not guarantee a healthcare facility will employ the graduate. For more information regarding Itawamba Community Colleg

Skills Needed
Active listening, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Critical Thinking, Coordination, Judgment and Decision Making
Itawamba Community College
Tupelo Campus | Belden Center

Contact
Cheryl Ware
662.620.5025
cbware@iccms.edu
Lori Little
662.620.5239
lalittle@iccms.edu
 
Physical Therapy Assistant-Physical Therapy Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares students to work within the practice of physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs are employed in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, home health agencies and other health care settings. Admission to the program at Holmes Community College is selective and competitive. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Graduates of an accredited program may be eligible to take the national physical therapy exam for PTAs, which is an essential part of the licensing process.

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Pre-requisites required:
The MDCC Physical Therapist Assistant program in Greenville will accept one class per year in the fall semester on a competitive, selective basis. General admission requirements must be met. ACT score of 18 or 16 with 12 hours college approved credit, entrance test, observation hours (20 hours from two different facilities) and an autobiography (form included in application).

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
The MDCC Physical Therapist Assistant program in Greenville will accept one class per year in the fall semester on a competitive, selective basis. General admission requirements must be met. ACT score of 18 or 16 with 12 hours college approved credit, entrance test, observation hours (20 hours from two different facilities) and an autobiography (form included in application).

Skills Needed
Active listening, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Critical Thinking, Coordination, Judgment and Decision Making
Mississippi Delta Community College
Moorehead

Contact
Callie Bell
662-332-0675
cbell@msdelta.edu