MCCC to Host Information Sessions About its Newly Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program

If you’re thinking about a career in the healthcare field and have a desire to help people heal and get stronger, you may be interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant. You can learn more about Montgomery County Community College’s newly accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program at four upcoming information sessions.

Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell:

·         Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. – Health Sciences Center, Room 1802

·         Oct. 29, 12:45-2:15 p.m. – Health Sciences Center, Room 1802

West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown:

·         Oct. 28, 12:15-1:45 p.m. – South Hall, Room 208

·         Oct. 31, 12:15-1:45 p.m. – South Hall, Room 216

MCCC is one of only three colleges in the Philadelphia region with a PTA program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, an accrediting agency nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

PTAs work under the supervision of physical therapists in a number of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities and private practices. PTAs have different responsibilities than aides and are required to obtain their state licensure.

MCCC’s 70-credit, rigorous associate degree PTA program prepares students to take the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination to obtain their state certification/licensure. The program includes supervised hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for PTAs is strong, with a projected growth of 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for physical therapy in general is anticipated to increase in response to the healthcare needs of the country’s growing older population.

For more information about the MCCC’s Physical Therapists Assistant program, contact the Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program Robert Cullen at 215-619-7361 or