Can you check off patience, compassion, and perseverance as strengths? You might also make an excellent physical therapist assistant. Our empowering program will lead you to a rewarding career as you help patients decrease pain, improve mobility, restore function, and minimize disabilities.
Degrees & Certificates
The PTA program at San Jacinto College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education:
- Application Information and Deadlines
Applications for Fall 2022 is closed
Applications for Fall 2022 are being reviewed.
The next opportunity to submit is Spring 2023 (January – March 2023).
Prerequisites (Minimum grade "C" for each)
BIOL 2301/2101 or 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credit Hours BIOL 2302/2102 or 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credit Hours ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 Credit Hours MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 Credit Hours Total Credit Hours 14 Credit Hours
*Lifetime course attempt maximum for Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II is 3
Links and Documents
- Approximate Program Costs
The cost of the PTA program is the standard published San Jacinto College tuition with additional fees for labs, insurance, background check, drug screen, immunizations, CPR certification, and additional travel expenses for clinical rotations. Uniforms may need to be purchased for some clinical rotations.
- Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held on a regular basis on our South campus location in building S.1. Registration is not required. The sessions will cover topics such as PT as a profession, career potential, program requirements, and general information.
**Please note you will need to attend the entire session and provide your name and email address to obtain credit for your attendance.
Please check back in the summer for information sessions for the 2023 cycle
*The information provided is the same for each session to learn about our program and the application process, attendance is only requested once per application cycle.
- Program Outcomes
First-Time Pass Rate
Ultimate Pass Rate
2021 95.0% 95.0% 2020 95.0%
2019 94.0% 100%
2021 90.9% Pending 2020 90.9% 100% 2019 86.4 100%
2 Year Average 2020-2021
Pass rate 97.5% Graduation rate 90.9% Employment rate 100%
- Resources and Important Documents