Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist to help implement treatment programs that help to improve a patient’s mobility, alleviate functional limitations, and prevent or correct disabilities. PTAs can assist patients who want to overcome conditions such as pain, arthritis, orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, medical illness, pediatric problems and conditions related to aging.

This challenging and popular program runs for 5 consecutive semesters (2 years) beginning each fall. Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to take the national licensing exam and apply for state licensure.

If you are curious about the field, consider taking ALHN124 Career Exploration in Physical Therapy. This class will help you learn more about what the job entails and the opportunities available in the field.

Career Opportunities

As a physical therapist assistant, you may serve in many types of settings, including schools, private offices, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient clinics and long-term care facilities. You may work with patients of all ages.

Higher than average job growth is expected for this career, and physical therapist assistants often rank among the highest in the country for best health care jobs and most satisfying jobs.

The program offers an associate degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

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Contact the Program Coordinator

John Myers, PT, DPT, MBA
(440) 366-7881
Room HS 223G

Clinical Education Coordinator
Carrie Chapman, PT, DPT, MS
(440) 366-7210
Room HS 223 E

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lorain County Community 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: CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 440-366-7881 or email