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Physical Therapist Assistant


Health Sciences Virtual Open House: Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Curious about the vast array of health career pathways MC offers? Join our virtual open house.

Our virtual open house will feature faculty, students, and alumni in nursing, physical therapy assistant, and community health followed by Q&A and breakout sessions in:

  1. Nursing (RN)
  2. Allied Health: Physical Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Health Information Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), and more.
  3. Health Enhancement, Exercise Science, and Physical Education: Advanced Personal Trainer Certificate, Behavioral Health, Community Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Public Health Sciences.
  4. Noncredit Health Sciences: Noncredit Nursing, Phlebotomy, CMA, CNA, and more. 

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Career Exploration: Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Montgomery College will prepare you for a career in health care as a licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA). PTAs provide limited patient care services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. PTAs practice in health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, and other settings.

MC's PTA Program includes classes, patient care skills laboratories, and full time clinical internships. Upon successful graduation, you will be qualified to take a licensure board exam.

This program is offered only on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus in five consecutive semesters, though many students will need additional time to complete admissions requirements and prerequisites. We encourage all prospective students to attend an information session

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.

Associate of Applied Science


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Montgomery College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program was initially accredited in 1996 and continues to be designated as a statewide program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The last accreditation site visit occurred in November, 2020 and the program is fully accredited until June 30, 2031.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
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If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 240-567-5524 or email

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