SCC is one of the most affordable higher education options in Nebraska.
SCCs Physical Therapist Assistant program trains students to provide physical therapy treatments and procedures. Therapists may, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.
You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .
Students in SCC's program are
educated in the skills and knowledge required for entry-level
practice as a physical therapist assistant. Effective communication
with patients, caregivers, and members of the health care team,
clinical decision making, and personal and professional development
through lifelong learning are some of the requirements of a
physical therapist assistant. Students also learn to practice
within the legal, ethical and professional standards established by
the state of Nebraska and the American Physical Therapy
Association. The didactic portion is comprised of classes and
labs on SCC's Lincoln campus. The clinical component involves
on-site education at facilities that have been pre-approved by
Southeast Community College and the SCC PTA Academic Coordinator of
Clinical Education. Program graduates become eligible to take
the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Examination and
apply for state certification or licensure.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at SCC is accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: 703-706-3245; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Website.
Get started by reading our Pre-health Admission Requirements.
Beginning in 2018, a selection process will be implemented for the Physical Therapist Assistant program. This process should alleviate the long wait list to enroll in the program. See more information on this process.
Acceptance to the program is contingent upon successful completion of the prerequisite courses. Refer to the New Admission Criteria and Program Requirements for further details.
Complaints regarding the program or the program graduates should be first addressed to the PTA Program Chair, Bridget Clark, PT, MPT. Unresolved complaints or complaints about the Program Chair should be directed to Charlotte Pasco, Dean of Health Sciences Division. Ms. Pasco's email address is email@example.com and her phone number is 800-642-4075, ext. 2729. All complaints will be documented, including the projected outcome, and kept on file at the program facility. Complaints regarding Accreditation of this program should be addressed to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. This Commission is located at 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org.
*See the PTA Selection Information Sheet and Admission Criteria Rubric for more detailed information
Requests for information on the Clinical Education program, including clinical sites and rules and regulations, should be made to Ian Thompson, PTA, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education.