Physical Therapist Assistant, AS


PTA Program Information Sessions

Location Date and Time
FSW Lee Campus,
A-215
Wednesday September 19, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
FSW Lee Campus,
A-215
Wednesday October 17, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
FSW Lee Campus,
A-215
Wednesday November 14, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Virtual Information Session Will resume in the Fall

 Downloads and Links

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Program received its initial accreditation in May of 1977. Broward College itself is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree in PT Assisting.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program offered by Broward College (BC) is delivered to the students via distance learning technology. That is, there is two-way audio and video interaction with an expansion site located in Fort Myers at a classroom located on the Lee campus of Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). Students take classes together in real time as an instructor broadcasts the lecture material.

Classes at both sites participate in all lecture classes together - all lab sessions and clinical practicums are managed by the individual sites with a program manager located at FSW who serves as a liaison between the sites. This innovative method of instruction is an exciting and challenging means by which two separate classes of students can be joined as they embark on an education in the field of physical therapy.

The curriculum provides the student the opportunity to develop competency in technical skills through planned experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and off-site clinical facilities. The Program is dedicated to developing assistants who are quality-minded and who will ultimately make unique contributions to the field of physical therapy.


Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Broward College and its Florida SouthWestern State College expansion site are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website:http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 239-489-9494 or email .

Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(SACS-COC).


Program Information

Visit the Broward College PTA Program Site: http://www.broward.edu/academics/programs/pta/Pages/default.aspx


Application Information

Students must apply to Broward College and Broward's PTA program. Applications are accepted during a designated time frame. The program accepts a class once a year to begin the program in May.


Program Contact Information

Program Contact: Professor Jodi Gootkin, PT, MEd, CEAS
Program Manager
Email 
Phone (239) 489-9494



Note: Some files on this page are in PDF format and may require you to download the appropriate viewer.

Get Adobe Reader