Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Available at: Windward Campus

Two physical therapy assistants help a patient.

Program Overview

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a health care professional who works directly under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. The responsibilities of a Physical Therapist Assistant include a variety of services such as cardiac rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, wound care, sports medicine,home health, and wellness.

The Physical Therapist Assistant may implement treatment programs developed by the Physical Therapist which may include therapeutic exercises; gait training and assisting with prosthetics and brace training; administering various hot/cold/electrical modalities and traction; application of various external bandages, supports and dressings; measuring joint motion and muscle function; and, educating other health care providers, patients, and families.


Students planning to continue at a senior college should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the college to which transfer is intended.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Del Mar 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; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 361-698-1848 or email

To file a complaint against the institution or CAPTE, details can be found on the CAPTE website.

To make public comments about the PTA Program or a PTA Program graduate, contact PTA Program Director Dr. Rebekah Pounds at or Allied Health Department Chair Glenn Madden at

Program Outcomes

Del Mar PTA Program Outcomes Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023 2-Year Average
Graduation rate 95% 87.50% 90.8% 89.15%
Pass rate on Nation PTA Exam (first time) 95% 92.80% 44.40% 68.60%
Pass rate on National PTA Exam (ultimate) 100% 100% 77% 88.5%
Employed within 12 months of graduation 100% 100% May '24 100%

Fact Sheets


Page last updated November 29, 2023.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405