Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Let’s get physical: San Diego Mesa College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) and accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Our bodies have the amazing capacity to heal themselves – bones can mend fractures, clots can staunch blood, and our internal systems work every day to fight off infectious agents. While there are many conditions the body can recover from without aid, in Mesa College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program, you will pick up where the body falls short and gain the skills to provide healing and pain relief to diverse populations. You will hone your ability to develop individualized treatments tailored to patients’ specific needs and administer care using diverse therapy techniques – from manual therapy, to thermotherapy, and therapeutic exercise. Through your directed clinical practice in health care facilities (following a background check), you will put your technical and theoretical knowledge into practice and gain practical experience that you can take with you as you begin your career as a physical therapist assistant.

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