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Physical Therapist Assistant


Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mississippi Delta 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 662-332-0675 or email cbell@msdelta.edu.

 
Graduation from a Physical Therapist Assistant education program accredited by the CAPTE is necessary for eligibility to sit for the PTA licensure examination which is required for practice in each state.  Graduates may opt to obtain a temporary 90-day licensure to practice in Mississippi to use until the licensure exam is taken. Again, temporary licenses are optional, and you can seek more information about Mississippi Board of Physical Therapy licensure regulations and about the licensure examination dates and process on these two links: https://www.msbpt.ms.gov/secure/index.asp and https://www.fsbpt.org.
 
Professional Licensure Requirements
 
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at MDCC meets the education requirements for a Physical Therapies Assistant in Mississippi, and qualifies graduates to take the licensure examination given by the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy; more information about Mississippi Board of Physical Therapy licensure regulations and about the licensure examination dates and process on these two links: https://www.msbpt.ms.gov/secure/index.asp and https://www.fsbpt.org. The MDCC Physical Therapist Assistant program has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state educational requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia. Additional information on Physical Therapist Assistant licensure as it relates to other states can be found on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy web site.
 

 

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