The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Germanna Community College is to prepare successful graduates of a comprehensive and contemporary program of study who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of entry-level Physical Therapist Assistants, and who are able to meet the employment needs of communities throughout Virginia.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is part of the Health Science Pathway. The program is offered at the Locust Grove Campus, and also through a cooperative program located at Jenkins Hall in the Luray Center of Laurel Ridge Community College.
A Physical Therapist Assistant provides care under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist to restore function to individuals affected by physical impairments, dysfunction, and disabilities. Services are provided across a wide spectrum of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, outpatient clinics, and schools, and across the age continuum from infants to the elderly. This dynamic and in-demand profession is well-suited to students with strong academic abilities and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a professional organization for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Visit the APTA Careers page to learn about the profession and educational requirements.
Cost of Attendance
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) along with Germanna Community College invite you to use the Cost of Attendance Student Financial Fact Sheet. The Student Financial Fact Sheet can help determine the cost of attendance.
The purpose of the Student Financial Fact Sheet is to provide the public with current, accurate, reliable, and easily available information about the cost of attendance. This is in accordance with CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedures 8.20(c) Student Costs.
Tracey Williams, PTA, M.ED.
Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Valerie Grimes, PT, DPT, CLT
Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Dr. Rekha Parameswaran, PT, DPT
Site Coordinator, Laurel Ridge Community College
Satellite Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Germanna PTA program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following:
CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and to apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, visit the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Germanna Community College (including the offering at Laurel Ridge Community College) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
To contact the program/institution directly, please call-540-423-9844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The satellite location, offered in cooperation with Laurel Ridge Community College, operates under the GCC PTA accreditation. To contact the program/institution directly, please email email@example.com