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The PTA informational sessions:
Tuesday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.
All sessions will be video conferenced to satellite locations in Trenton and Poplar Bluff

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Looking for a physically and intellectually challenging career? Consider the PTA program located at 1310 Edgewood Drive in Jefferson City, Missouri. The PTA program equips you with the necessary skills and training to become employed in various physical therapy settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, home health care, clinics, and school systems.  The role of  the physical therapist assistant is to work under the supervision of a physical therapist in direct patient care, which can include implementing treatment programs, training patients in exercises and the activities of daily living, and documenting patients’ progress.

State Technical College of Missouri is a member of the Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) and in partnership with other member colleges is part of an initiative to expand access to physical therapist assistant education for rural Missourians. The consortium members consist of State Technical College of Missouri, East Central College, Moberly Area Community College, North Central Missouri College, State Fair Community College, Three Rivers College, and School of Health Professions-University of Missouri Health System. All two-year colleges in the MHPC offer and enroll students in the first-year general education and prerequisite coursework. Click here for first-year transfer credit with institutions of the consortium.The second-year technical PTA coursework is delivered solely by State Technical College of Missouri at three sites: Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, North Central Missouri College in Trenton, and State Technical College of Missouri in Jefferson City. Instructional delivery includes traditional on-site classroom instruction, on-line courses, videoconferencing, and web-assisted courses. Lab instruction is provided on-site at State Technical College of Missouri in Jefferson City, Three Rivers College, and North Central Missouri College with occasional travel to Jefferson City for testing. Students interested in earning this degree must apply to State Technical College of Missouri to be considered for admission into the second-year technical PTA portion of the program. Students who enter the program under the “Early Admission” criteria must earn a grade of “C” or above in all required courses and maintain a 2.750 cumulative GPA in order to progress to the technical curriculum in the second year. To remain enrolled in the PTA program, students must earn a grade of “C” or above in all PTA courses including 632 clock hours of supervised internship in approved clinical facilities. Graduates of the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in PTA from State Technical College of Missouri.

Call us today at 573.893.1020 about attending a required informational session and tour.

Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
Telephone: 703.706.3245

Degree Offered:
Associate of Applied Science

Application Requirements
For priority consideration for this program, all application requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 15. Candidates may submit applications after February 15, but those applications will not be given preference. If the program is not filled, applications will continue to be accepted until the class is filled.

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