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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program in Redding, 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 Redding 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 Redding, 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

Laurie Fowler, Director of Clinical Education

Laurie Fowler, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and the Director of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at the Redding Campus. She brings over twenty five years of experience in the field including outpatient orthopaedic and neurologic care, home health, and extensive inpatient experience including acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing and long term acute care. When she is not working for IOT Redding, she enjoys being active with her various community clubs and activities, and spending time with her children.

Josh Green, Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director

Joshua Green, PT, MAPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and the Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at the Redding Campus. He brings over twenty years of experience in the field including comprehensive outpatient orthopaedic, neurologic, sports and work hardening management. Additionally, he has extensive inpatient experience including acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long term acute care, wound care, and bariatric management. When he is not developing the PTA Program for IOT Redding he is usually found on a soccer pitch where he coaches U11B and U19G soccer teams, referees locally from recreational play to semi-pro level matches, and enjoys multi-modal exercise.

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: $30,900.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 65.5 semester 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%
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.

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: $30,900.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 65.5 semester 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

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 the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1, 2019. 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 technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in 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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