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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program in Clovis, CA

Start your career helping patients improve mobility and motion.

If you want to prepare for a career in health care, our physical therapist assistant (PTA) training program in Clovis could be right for you. As a PTA, your goal is to help patients return back to their prior level of mobility and function. The work is rewarding because you have the chance to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives on a regular basis.

Curriculum is designed to teach you the skills employers are looking for in a physical therapist, medical or rehabilitation office. During the program, you’ll learn how to implement selected components of patient/client treatment, record data related to the treatment, and make modifications in selected treatments either to progress the patient/client as directed by the physical therapist or to ensure patient/client safety and comfort.

As a graduate of our physical therapist assistant program in Clovis, CA, you can pursue careers at:

  • Hospitals
  • Private physical therapy offices
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Community health centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Sports Facilities
  • And more

Please review our Prospective Student Handbook.

Our Educators

Jimmy Pacini, PTA

Jimmy Pacini, Director of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program, is a licensed PTA with experience in hospital-based outpatient care, specializing in orthopedic and neurological conditions. At the hospital, he was responsible for organizing clinical staff in-services as well as managing physical therapy aides. Jimmy has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) which has led to positions at the local district, state, and national levels. Currently, he is the San Joaquin Valley District PTA Representative, the California PTA Caucus Representative, and APTA Advocacy Awards Committee Member. Jimmy has also served as the California PTA Caucus Alternate Representative, PTA Caucus Communication Committee Co-chair, and California Student Conclave Task Force Member. His passion for professional advocacy has led to participation in several lobbying days at the state and national level as well as guest speaking opportunities on current professional issues and ethics in physical therapy.

Adeel H. Rizvi, PT, DPT:

Adeel H. Rizvi, PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at the Clovis Campus. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration in Global Health Education and Research. Prior to his appointment Dr. Rizvi has aided in the development of two PTA programs and looks forward to developing the program for IOT. He also brings with him over fifteen years of experience in the field, where he has acted in various capacities, including PT Aide, PTA, PT, Consultant, and Associate Director. Dr. Rizvi is the recipient of several awards, with the most recent being a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly for his work with uninsured and underserved patients and families of Orange County, CA.

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 1,573 hours and 65.5 semester credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 80 weeks. An Independent Study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.

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To learn more about our program, contact us today. We can help you prepare to become a physical therapist assistant and launch your career in Madera, Kerman, Fresno & surrounding areas.

Program Accreditation

Student Achievement Data (Accredited Programs) – New program, not available
Graduation, Licensure & Employment Rates – New program, not available

Graduation from a physical therapist [assistant] education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Institute of Technology is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist [assistant] education program from CAPTE. On December 1st, 2017, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure November 2016 55 is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the [professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

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