PTA students practice skills learned

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.

Phone Number
E-mail Address
PTA Department PTA Department
Gail Williamson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, PTA Program Director Gail Williamson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
PTA Program Director
Lasonja Caver-Eaton, PTA Instructor Lasonja Caver-Eaton
PTA Instructor
Sandra Waltman, PTA Instructor Sandra Waltman
PTA Instructor


In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be implementing certain changes in our admissions process for the Bishop State 2020-2021 Cohort ONLY.


NEW UPDATE (May 1, 2020)

The PTA Department is hosting its FINAL proctored essay on May 5, 2020, at 2 p.m. If you intend to apply for admission to the program for Fall 2020 and have not completed a proctored essay, this is your last chance to do so. Please email to sign up.

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 online, 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 driver's license in order to complete the application.


Physical Therapist 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 Dr. Gail Williamson, PT, DPT, cert. MDT or email

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

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