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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

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The ADN Program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses. At the completion of the ADN program curriculum, combined with general education and nursing education courses, students receive an Associate in Applied
Science (A.A.S.) degree. Students can choose to be finished with their education with an A.A.S. or may choose to continue on to a bachelor's degree in nursing. The ADN faculty promotes lifelong learning and workforce development as essential components of the educational process.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is a two-year associate degree program which begins each year in the fall. The curriculum provides theory, lab practice and clinical experience to prepare students to perform quality patient care. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the licensure exam approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

To Get Started

Admission to the McLennan Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program requires a competitive application process. To begin this process, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all 5 of the general academic courses required for the program. The PTA program will allow applicants to re-take a course in an attempt to improve their general academic GPA. If you choose to do so, the grade for the re-take will be AVERAGED with the original grade during calculation of your GPA for admission to the PTA program. Visit the Start Here page for a complete list of the general academic courses. Applicants will also need to acquire 40 total hours of volunteer time as part of their application to the PTA program. DO NOT wait until the last minute to begin volunteering as this process can take months to complete depending of facility policies and procedures . Please visit the Application & Admission Requirements page for details on the application process.


The mission of the McLennan Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program is to facilitate the development of critical-thinking skills, clinical competencies and ethical decision making behaviors in accordance with the Physical Therapy profession to produce exemplary physical therapist assistant clinicians who contribute to our profession and community.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at McLennan Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Heather Davis, 254-299-8715 or email

For More Information.

Please contact Heather Davis, Program Director, at 254-299-8715 or, or stop by the Community Services Center, Room C200,

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

PTA Program Outcomes

**No cohort admitted due to COVID-19 constraints.
PTA Program Outcomes
Year of Graduation 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Graduation rate 81.8% 83.33% 66.67% 68% 76.2% N/A
1st time Licensure pass rate 88.9% 93.3% 92.9% 92.3% 93.7% N/A
Ultimate Licensure pass rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 93.7% N/A
Employment rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% N/A

PTA Program Outcomes
2 Year Averages 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22
Graduation Rate 82.55% 75% 67.34% 72.1% N/A  
1st Time Licensure pass rate 91.1% 93.1% 92.6% 93 N/A  
Ultimate Licensure pass rate 100% 100% 100% 96.85 N/A  
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100% 100 N/A