Physical Therapist Assistant

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Program Overview

Campus location:MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Program coordinator:Randy Leighton, 816.604.4808
Application deadline: June 10th for the traditional program, October 1st for the web-based program
Download (pdf):Program Application, Prospective Student Information

Degree awarded


Physical therapist assistants help improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities due to injury or disease. PTAs work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, sports clinics, rehabilitation centers, extended-care facilities and schools.

Our program includes classroom coursework and hands-on labs. You will gain experience through 720 hours of supervised clinical rotations at four sites. Graduates are eligible to sit for the licensure exam.

JCCC students: Johnson County Community College students can take MCC PTA courses at the JCCC tuition rate.


The PTA Traditional and Web based programs at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute are accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314
Phone: 703.706.3245    Email:

To apply

You must first apply to MCC and complete your prerequisites. Prospective students should download the Prospective Student Information and the Program Application from this site and read it carefully. Applicants should submit the Program Application no later than June 10th for the traditional program and October 1st for the web based program. Admittance to the program is limited to approximately 20 students for the land based program and 14-16 students for the web based program. Selection to the program is competitive and is decided based on academic record, verbal and non-verbal communication, related experience, and references.

Traditional and Web Based Programs

The traditional program consists of lecture and laboratory experiences held at our state of the art facility, the Health Science Institute. The web based program allows students to complete lecture classes via interactive web learning with laboratory experiences held one day/week at the HSI. Both programs include a clinical component, with students completing 4 clinical rotations scheduled throughout the program.

Last Modified: 6/13/14