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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 14,016
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

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: 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.

This program prepares the student for licensure in Iowa. WITCC has not made a determination as to whether the program curriculum meets all other state’s educational requirements for licensure or certification. If you wish to work outside the state of Iowa please contact the state agency in which you hope to work for details about licensure or certification.

Examination and Licensure are the responsibility of the student.

For Iowa contact:

The Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners Bureau of Professional Licensure

Iowa Department of Public Health
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: 515.281.4401

To obtain information regarding licensure boards of other states contact:


Amanda Heilman, PTA, BA, Administrative Program Coordinator/Program Director/ACCE, Ext 2840, Room A111, amanda.heilman@witcc.edu
Linda Mercer, PT, MPT, Instructor, ACCE, Ext. 1451, Room A109, linda.mercer@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson, MSN, RN, Associate Dean of Health Science, Ext 1421, Room L309, teri.peterson@witcc.edu
Tessa Doerksen, PTA, Instructor, Room A111, tessa.doerksen@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 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 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HSC 127 Kinesiology 4
PTA 170 Physical Therapy Science I 5
HSC 218 Clinical Pathology for Allied Health 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
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
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