Physical Therapist Assistant


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at San Diego Mesa College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245;; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 619-388-2229 or email

Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:

CAPTE, 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100,
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

If you need to contact the PTA program directly, please call Amanda Johnston 619-388-2229 or email

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates
The 2-year average graduation rate is 85.21%.

YearGraduation Rate
Year Graduation Rate
2023 80.95%
2022 89.47%

Licensure Examination Pass Rate
The 2-year average 1st time licensure examination rate (from 2022 and 2023) is 84.1%.
The 2-year average ultimate pass rate (from 2022 and 2023) is 93.4%.

YearFirst Time Pass RateUltimate Pass Rate
Year First Time
Pass Rate
Pass Rate
2023 80.0% 100%
2022 88.2% 100%

Employment Rate
The 2 year employment rate for those who sought employment (from 2021 and 2022) is 98%.

Year Employment Rate
2023 TBD%
2022 96%
2021 100%
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