Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Welcome! The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered to eligible students through a collaborative arrangement between several of Connecticut's community colleges. This is a two-year program and all classes are held at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. For MCC students who successfully complete the program's requirements, the degree is awarded by Manchester Community College. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and Connecticut's Board of Governors for Higher Education.

The program's requirements combine specialized physical therapy courses, arts and science courses and clinic-based learning experiences. Upon successful completion of this program, Physical Therapist Assisstants (PTAs) are trained to work under the supervision of a physical therapist and perform therapies designed to improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disability. Students who graduate from this program are also well-prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program to continue their training.

Find out about a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

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Application to Program

In addition to completing the MCC Students Application, students who are interested in pursuing a health career in Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Care or Surgical Technology are required to fill out a separate Health Career Program application form (applications are also available by calling the Admissions office at 860-512-3210) and return it to the Admissions office.



Richard Clark
Program Liaison

Contact Information

Richard Clark, Program Liaison
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
860-512-2715

Mathematics, Science and Health Careers Divison Office
860-512-2704

MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and "real world" credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

Last Update: February 07 2014
For additional information, contact:860-512-2704