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Physical Therapist Assistant A45640

Degree Health Sciences

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under the supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span. Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.

The program requires students to complete a program application separate from the College’s application. Applications are accepted September 1 - May 20 for possible acceptance into the subsequent fall semester. Please contact Nicole Lawrence, Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator, to receive a program application when all eligibility requirements have been met.

Accreditation Status

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Nash Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 252-451-8481 or email

Program Outcomes

2-Year Average
Acceptance Rate 18.7%
Program Completion Overall 84.9%
Graduation Rate* (CAPTE) 86.8%
Licensure 1st-take Pass 93.9%
Licensure Overall 100%
Employment Rate 96.7%
Average Exam Score (National Avg. 664) 681.9
*Graduation rate does not reflect withdrawal from the program due to non-academic or personal reasons.

You may file complaints with CAPTE.


Andrea Milks
Director, Physical Therapist Assistant
Andrea Milks
Phone: 252-451-8481
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 2131
Nicole Lawrence
Coordinator, Allied Health Admissions
Nicole Lawrence
Phone: 252-451-8390
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 2130