Become a Physical Therapist

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75 Weeks to a New Career!

Do you see yourself serving a critical support role in a fast-paced physical therapist or rehabilitation office setting? You can have a meaningful career in healthcare through our physical therapist assistant training program in Clovis.

Creating Your Own Real-World Success

At IOT, we want to see you reach all of your learning and career goals, which is why we will support you from the start of your education to the day you obtain employment as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) working under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.

Your PTA training immerses you in the real world of your specialty from day one in the classroom, so you can be ready for day one on the job. Skills and knowledge areas of focus include:

Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Functional Anatomy
Patient Care
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
Therapeutic Exercise

What Can I do?

As a graduate of IOT’s PTA program, you can take on a variety of exciting opportunities in this growing field. You’ll be able to work at:
Private Physical Therapy Offices
Rehabilitation Centers
Home Health Agencies
And more!

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 1,573 hours and 65.5 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 75 weeks.

An independent study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.


“Being able to get my hands on all the things that were going to be done in a medical office pushed me to do my best and focus.”


IOT Graduate


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

The Institute of Technology is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy of a Physical Therapist Assistant Education Program, which is the formal application in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted candidate for accreditation status nor does it assure that the program will be granted initial accreditation. The contact information for CAPTE is 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-1488 or

Why Accreditation is Important

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

A reliable indicator of quality
Approved program of study
Qualified instructors

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit:

Great college! Professional instructors. Would definitely recommend!

– Beni Garcia

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.

Career Services

Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!

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