PTA is located at 1310 EDGEWOOD DRIVE, JEFFERSON CITY
phone number: 573.893.1020
Looking for a physically and intellectually challenging career? Consider the PTA program located at 1310 Edgewood Drive in Jefferson City, Missouri. The PTA
program equips you with the necessary skills and training to become employed in various physical therapy settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, home health care, clinics, and school systems. The role of the physical therapist assistant is to work under the supervision of a physical therapist in direct patient care, which can include implementing treatment programs, training patients in exercises and the activities of daily living, and documenting patients’ progress.
Linn State Technical College is a member of the Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) and in partnership with other member colleges is part of an initiative to expand access for rural Missourians to the Linn State Technical College PTA Program. The consortium members consist of Linn State Technical College, East Central College, Moberly Area Community College, North Central Missouri College, State Fair Community College, Three Rivers College, and School of Health Professions-University of Missouri Health System. All two-year colleges in the MHPC offer and enroll students in the first-year general education and prerequisite coursework. The second-year professional PTA coursework is delivered solely by Linn State Technical College at three sites: Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, North Central Missouri College in Trenton, and Linn State Technical College in Jefferson City. Instructional delivery includes traditional on-site classroom instruction, videoconferencing, and web-assisted courses. Lab instruction is provided on-site at Linn State Technical College in Jefferson City, Three Rivers College, and North Central Missouri College with occasional travel to Jefferson City for testing. Students interested in earning this degree must apply to Linn State Technical College to be considered for admission into the second-year professional PTA portion of the program. Students who enter the program under the “Early Admission” criteria must earn a grade of “C” or above in all courses and maintain a 2.750 cumulative GPA in order to progress to the technical curriculum in the second year. All students must earn a grade of “C” or above in all PTA courses and successfully complete 640 clock hours of supervised internship in approved clinical facilities. Graduates of the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in PTA from Linn State Technical College.
Call us today at 573.893.1020 about attending a required informational session and tour.
Personal Essay on, “How you became interested in physical therapy, what qualities you have that could contribute to the profession, your past personal experiences involving the healthcare system and/or rehabilitation, and other related information.”
Minimum ACT composite score of at least 18
Applicants may be contacted for an interview.
Official transcripts for High School and any college(s) attended are required.