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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

Heather Porter, MPT

In 2000, Heather received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings including Acute Inpatient, Rehabilitation, Home Health, and Skilled Nursing, however, her area of clinical expertise is Outpatient Orthopedic therapy, especially soft tissue mobilization for chronic pain. Additionally, she is an Equine Sports Massage Therapist and loves being anywhere around horses. Recently, Heather transitioned from clinical work to academia and is now the new Director of Clinical Education and instructor in the PTA program at the Institute of Technology, Clovis campus. Heather and her husband are kept very busy with their two daughters, two German shepherd puppies and tending to 2.5 acres in Clovis. Additionally, Heather enjoys Pilates, gardening, watching her girls play soccer and water polo, and traveling.

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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Campus Performance

ACCSC Graduation Rate: N/A%
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Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

Program Cost: $30,000.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 66.5 quarter credit hours

Median Federal Loan Amount: $0.00
Median Private Loan Amount: $0.00
Median Institutional Loan Amount: $0.00

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: N/A%
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Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

BPPE Completion Rate: N/A%
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Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants
+ Program Cost

Program Cost: $30,000.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 66.5 quarter credit hours

Median Federal Loan Amount: $0.00
Median Private Loan Amount: $0.00
Median Institutional Loan Amount: $0.00

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

+ Program Performance

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: N/A%
ACCSC Placement Rate: N/A%
Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

BPPE Completion Rate: N/A%
BPPE Placement Rate: N/A%
Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

+ Occupational Outcomes

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants

Program Accreditation

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

Effective October 25th, 2017, The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the Institute of Technology – Clovis Campus has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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