The Physical Therapist Assistant Program, located at the Forsyth Campus of Lanier Technical College, is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in physical therapy departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree, and are eligible to sit for the licensure exam to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. The exam is administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. For information about beginning the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, see the Admissions links on the right side of this page.
In keeping with the mission and values of Lanier Technical College and its commitment to workforce development, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lanier Technical College provides students with the skills necessary to graduate, pass licensure testing, and enter the workforce as proficient entry level Physical Therapist Assistants qualified to work in a variety of settings. Graduates of the program display leadership qualities, a commitment to life-long learning and a desire to promote health, wellness and rehabilitative services.
In realizing this mission, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program will integrate the work ethics of Lanier Technical College with the Values-based Behaviors for the PTA of the American Physical Therapy Association to foster graduates with not only a competent entry level knowledge base, but also an exceptional level of professionalism and ethical behavior.
The Lanier Technical College PTA program trains graduates to:
|Year||2-yr Graduation Rate||2-yr Employment Rate||2-yr Ultimate National Licensure Pass Rate||First-time National Licensure Pass Rate|
|2022-2023||97%||TBD||100%||2023 – 94%|
|2021-2022||100%||100%||100%||2022 – 100%|
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