Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Available at: West 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), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 361-698-2820 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 John Fisher or Allied Health Department Chair Glenn Madden at

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate: 93% of students graduate from the Program (2017 and 2018).
Licensure Examination Pass Rate: 97.6% of the graduates passed the licensure exam (2017 and 2018).
Employment Rate: 100% of graduates who sought employment were employed as PTAs within one year of graduation (2017 and 2018).

Page last updated June 12, 2020.

Program resources

Contact Information

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

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