Physical Therapist Assistant

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

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Participate in three clinical rotations and qualify to take the national licensing exam.


66 credit hours

Program Info

 South Campus

Serving students in Southeast Houston, Pearland, Clear Lake, and Friendswood.

Contact Us

 281-998-6150 ext. 3350


The PTA program at San Jacinto College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education:

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Telephone: (703) 706-3245

Application Information and Deadlines


Applications for Fall 2022 is closed

Applications for Fall 2022 is closed.

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 insurance, background check, drug screen, immunizations, CPR certification, and travel expenses for clinical rotations.  Uniforms may need to be purchased for some clinical rotations.

See PTA Student Financial Fact Sheet 2021-2022

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 for information sessions updates 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.


August 2, 2022 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm


September 12, 2022 (Monday) 12:00 pm S-1.251S
September 20, 2022 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm S-1.117
October 12, 2022 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm S-2.150
October 13, 2022 (Thursday) 6:00 pm S-1.115
November 9, 2022 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm S-1.251S
November 10, 2022 (Thursday) 6:00 pm S-1.117
December 2, 2022 (Friday) 12:00 pm TBA
January 21, 2023 (Friday) 12:00 pm TBA


Program Outcomes
Class Year
First-Time Pass Rate
Ultimate Pass Rate
202 100% 100%
2021 95.0%


2020 95.0% 100%


Class Year
Graduation Rate
Employment Rate
2022 87.5% Pending
2021 90.9% 100%
2020 90.9% 100%


2 Year Average 2021-2022
Pass rate 97.5%
Graduation rate 89.2%
Employment rate 100%


Resources and Important Documents

Complaints that fall outside of due process should be submitted to, PTA Program Director, or, Chair of Health Sciences.