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Physical therapists generally examine a patient and prescribe a plan of care. It's the job of the physical therapist assistant to carry out that plan


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Physical Therapist Assistant

As a Casa Loma College trained Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), you will find immediate career opportunities. You will be well equipped, skilled and eligible to apply for a state license. Doors will open to you in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, public schools, home health-care, rehabilitation centers and in health and wellness programs. You will discover a high demand for Physical Therapist Assistants. If this sounds like a career path you want, let me introduce you to our newest program. The program director is David Pevsner, PT, DPT. Dr. Pevsner has many years of experience in the clinical setting and several years of experience working with other Physical Therapist Assistant educational programs. PTAs work under the direction and supervision of Physical Therapists (PTs) and are the only members of the health care community besides PTs qualified and licensed to provide physical therapy. The field of physical therapy is growing and responding to the changing needs of the population and will continue to be a rewarding and satisfying profession in the future.

Mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program:
The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Casa Loma College is to produce competent, ethical, entry-level Physical Therapist Assistants who will provide services under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist and who are equipped to grow and thrive in a dynamic health care delivery system.

Expected Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Casa Loma College Physical Therapist Assistant Program will:
  • Pass the National Physical Therapist Assistant (NPTA) examination
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the PTA by working in a manner consistent with the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which they practice, and with the APTA’s Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Implement appropriate physical therapy interventions based on a plan of care established by a licensed physical therapist
  • Engage in lifelong learning activities
  • Be employed in a variety of settings covering the spectrum of human resources needs for the community

Faculty of the Casa Loma College Physical Therapist Assistant Program will:

  • Participate in the governance of the Program and in the development of the curriculum
  • Maintain current licensure including continuing competency requirements

The Casa Loma College PTA Program will:

  • Adjust class sizes based on changes in the local, regional, and national labor markets

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Casa Loma College’s –Physical Therapist Assistant Program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

This program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Contact: info@abhes.org or (703) 917-9503  https://www.abhes.org/
2016 CAPTE Standards Outcome Data


Acceptance Rate

Graduation Rate1

National Exam Pass Rate2

Employment Rate3































Definitions per the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE):

1Graduation Rate:  The percentage of students who are matriculated in the first technical course in the program after the add/drop period and who complete the program.

2Licensure Pass Rate:  The percentage of students who take and successfully pass the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE).  Rates are considered to be stabilized one year after graduation.

3Employment Rate:  The percentage of graduates who sought employment that were employed (full-time or part time) as a physical therapist assistant within 1 year after graduation.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Casa Loma College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone:703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call (818) 785-2726 x225 or email pta@casalomacollege.edu.

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CAPTE considers complaints about accredited programs and about CAPTE itself.

Find out how to File a Complaint with CAPTE.

Public Comment Policy

Casa Loma College is committed to responding to all complaints promptly and constructively to ensure high standards and the continuous improvement of College services. Every complaint will be taken seriously and viewed positively as an opportunity to receive constructive feedback so that improvements may be made.
The College may receive complaints from members of the public, clinical affiliation sites, colleagues, off-campus locations, externship and internship sites.
If the complaint involves a student or clinical site, the complaint will be directed to the specific Program Director. The Campus Director responds to complaints from other sources.
A person or organization desiring to file a complaint must satisfy the following criteria:
  1. The compliant must disclose the existence of a grievance against the College.
  2. The complainant must have attempted to resolve the grievance with the College prior to filing the complaint. The complainant must indicate in a written report that a serious effort was made to resolve the grievance before filing the complaint.
  3. The complaint must disclose the existence of a grievance against the College and must further indicate that the College dealt with the situation giving rise to the grievance in a manner that draws into substantial question the College’s integrity and compliance with state agencies and accrediting agency criteria.
  4. The complaint must be properly documented and provide supporting evidence or documentation, if applicable.
  5. The complaint must be submitted in a timely manner (within 30 days of situation).
When a complaint has been received against the College, the Campus Director (from appropriate campus) will acknowledge receipt of the form in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days. The complainant must complete all applicable sections of the Complaint Form for the complaint to be reviewed. The following procedures will take place once a formal complaint has been received.
In order for the Campus Director to investigate the complaint, it is necessary to share the grievance with the appropriate employee/student of the college and obtain the involved employee/student response.
Additional information may be requested by the Campus Director if insufficient documentation is submitted.
Upon conclusion the investigation, both parties will be provided with a written copy of the Campus Director’s decision.
If either party believes that the Campus Director’s investigation was incomplete or that the decision was unreasonable they can seek a review of the decision by the President of the College. The decision of the President is final. If either party believes that the Campus Director’s investigation was incomplete or that the decision was unreasonable they can seek a review of the decision by the President of the College. The decision of the President is final.
Records regarding complaints about the PTA Program are maintained by both the Campus Director and the PTA Program Director, or his or her designee for five (5) years.
David Pevsner, PTA Program Director

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