Physical Therapist Assistant

Our Physical Therapist Assistant Program consists of general education and physical therapy courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for program completion. Concurrent theoretical and clinical experiences enhance the relation of theory to practice. Clinical experience is provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient clinics and skilled nursing facilities.

UPDATE: 2019 PTA Acceptance letters have been mailed. Click here for more information.

UPDATE: The deadline to submit the Verification of Volunteer Hours forms is May 15.  Volunteer work hours should be submitted with the complete application.  Completed applications can be emailed to or submitted to the PTA Program Office at Suite 123 on the Central Campus.

Important!! Physical Therapist Assistant Students may apply on-line, however, an application MUST be filled out at Baker-Gaines Central location. Each student must sign the back of the application, and give a copy of their drivers license in order to complete the application.

General Education Courses

Semester 1
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)*
ENG 101 English Composition I (3)
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or MTH 112 Precalculus Algebra (3)
PSY 200 General Psychology (3)

PHS 112 Physical Science II (4)

Total Credit Hours: 17

Semester 2
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
PSY 210 Human Growth and Development (3)
ART 100 Art Appreciation or MUS 101 Music Appreciation (3)

Total Credit Hours 13

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the program at (251) 405-4441. We are located on the Central Campus in Room 123.


Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, certificates and short certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or log on to for questions about the accreditation of Bishop State Community College.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationThe Physical Therapy Assistant program at Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (251) 405-4441 or email

The student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree upon successful completion of the program.


Classes are held at the Baker-Gaines Central Campus. For degree requirements, see the Course Catalog. For current class offerings, see Class Schedules.