Academic Programs

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
This program qualifies for the Future Ready Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship. Students enrolled in high-demand programs may qualify for additional financial assistance. To be eligible, interested students MUST fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application by July 1, 2019.
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Program Description

Accredited by the Commission in Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 

Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist. Duties include assisting the physical therapist in implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care as developed by the physical therapist. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is limited enrollment in this program. To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at


Linda Mercer, MPT Ext. 1451 Room L307
Heather Mehlhaff MPT, Ext. 2363 Room L307
Teri Peterson MSN, RN Division Chair of Allied Health, Ext 1421 Room L309

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 168/169 Human Anatomy and Physiology IA w/lab 4
PTA 104 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1
PTA 130 Activities of Daily Living 4
HSC 114 Medical Terminology 3
HSC 170 Health Care Interaction 2
ENG 105 Composition I 3
BIO 173/174 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIA w/lab 4
HSC 127 Kinesiology 4
PTA 170 Physical Therapy Science I 5
HSC 218 Clinical Pathology for Allied Health 3
MAT 121 College Algebra 4
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PTA 270 Physical Therapy Science II 5
HSC 265 Clinical Neurology 2
PTA 189 Physical Agents 3
PTA 260 Management of Clinical Services 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PTA 441 PTA Clinical Affiliation I and Seminar 3
PTA 442 PTA Clinical Affiliation II and Seminar 4
PTA 443 PTA Clinical Affiliation III and Seminar 5



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4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400