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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 13,651
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
You can get free tuition for this program through the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship. To apply for free tuition, start by filling out your FAFSA.

Program Description

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. They treat patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to help them regain movement, manage pain, and return to doing things that are important to them. Treatments provided by PTAs may include exercise, ultrasound, manual techniques, and educating patients and family members. PTAs may also be involved in prevention of injuries and promoting health and wellness.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enrollment in the PTA program is limited to 24 students per year. To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.


Linda Mercer, PT, MPT, Instructor, ACCE, Ext. 1451, Room A109, linda.mercer@witcc.edu
Amanda Heilman, PTA, BA, Instructor, ACCE, Ext. 2840, Room A111, amanda.heilman@witcc.edu
Heather Mehlhaff, PT, MPT, Instructor, Program Director, Ext. 2363, Room A111, heather.mehlhaff@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson, MSN, RN, Associate Dean of Health Science, Ext 1421, Room L309, teri.peterson@witcc.edu

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
PTA 917/155 Pathology and Pharmacology for the PTA 4
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 Career Essentials for the PTA 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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