Physical Therapist Assistant Department





Physical Therapist Assistant


information and annoucements

Attention: Prospective Students
This application is now 100% online and will be available through the Allied Health Department page. Paper applications will not be accepted.

OPENS: May 28, 2019 at 12 pm - June 28, 2019 at 12 pm

View Application Instructions/Details

Christine's stairsInformation Sessions 2018-2019
Room S-207 - Allied Health Building

Tuesday 9/18/18 6:00-7:00 pm

Saturday 11/17/18 9:00-10:00 am

Monday 2/11/19 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 5/18/19 9:00 - 10:00 am


Please click on the link to find dates and times for information session. RSVP's are not required for attendance at the one-hour information session.

Allied Health

Class of 2016 PTA Graduation Ceremony

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the PTA Program at San Diego Mesa College is to provide excellence in the education and development of competent physical therapist assistants that provide high quality patient care through evidence based practice to diverse populations and become leaders within the health care community and profession.

goals for graduates

  1. Select and perform safe and effective interventions within the:
    • PTA scope of practice.
    • Physical therapist’s plan of care.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of California physical therapy laws and regulations.
  3. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with professional standards and practice.
  4. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, as appropriate for a PTA.
  5. Participate in self-assessment and develop plans to improve knowledge, skills, and behavior as appropriate for a PTA.

Information Sessions

RSVP's are not required for attendance at the one-hour information session. All information sesstions are held in S-207. Please see above for dates and times.

Allied Health

Graduation Rates

2017    100%
2018    81.8%

The program is challenging and full-time commitment to the program is recommended.

Licensure Examination Pass Rate

2017  100%
2018  94.4%

Employment Rate

95% of our graduates in 2017 sought emploment after passing the licensure exam and succeeded. 96% of our graduates in 2016 sought employment after passing the lecensure examination and succeeded. 100% of our graduates who have sought employment within 6 months of passing the licensure exam have succeeded. This data is reflective of classes graduating in 2013, 2014, and 2015.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at San Diego Mesa 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 Amanda Johnston 619-388-2229 or email .

Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California


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