Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Degrees & Certificates:

Course Descriptions

For course descriptions, please see the college catalog.

Summer Information Sessions:

  • July 25, OTA/PTA Info Session, 2-3 p.m., SA-149
  • August 17, OTA/PTA Info Session, 5-6 p.m., SA-149
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Health Occupation Admissions - Career & Advising Center, SA 126

PT students in class

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the supervision of Physical Therapists utilizing therapeutic exercise, functional training, adaptive devices (including prosthetics), and physical agents (water, electricity, sound, light, heat and cold) to restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Green River College awards an Associate in Applied Science degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. The program prepares graduates for immediate employment. Studies in the program include anatomy and physiology, technical physical therapy courses and practical clinical experiences in area health care facilities.

All of Green River’s PTA program graduates who have sought employment in physical therapy have been employed. Many students have obtained jobs prior to graduation.

Visit the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program site for detailed information on this exciting opportunity. For questions, please contact

Prerequisite and Application Information:

Please consult the PTA Info Sheet for required prerequisite information. The 2018 PTA application will be available in September 2017.