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Physical therapist assistants fulfill an important role in preventive and rehabilitative patient care

The mission of Whatcom's physical therapist assistant (PTA) program is to graduate skilled technical health care professionals who are capable of carrying out treatment programs under the supervision of licensed physical therapists. Curriculum design is oriented to develop skills as well as comprehension of underlying theory, both of which are essential to competent practice.

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PTA student outcome data

Click here for information on number of applicants, number of graduates, licensing pass rates and employment. "Total applicants" refers to the number of applications received which had all application requirements satisfied on or before the application deadline.

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  • Does the PTA program transfer to a baccalaureate institution?
  • What are the standards to be successful in the PTA program?
  • Are there any special requirements for students in the PTA program?
  • What can I do to learn more about online learning and whether the online/hybrid program may be a good fit for me?
  • Can I take my PTA prerequisites online?
  • Clinical affiliation experiences: How does that work for the PTA online/hybrid program?
  • How does the PTA online/hybrid program work?
  • How often will labs be held each quarter for the PTA online/hybrid program?
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