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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Future Opportunities

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Courses & Degree Plans

Courses & Degree Plans

Official Institutional Course Guide, Degree Plan and Course Sequence

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the College has made the difficult decision to discontinue the program with the graduating class of 2024. This decision was not made lightly, and the College understands the impact it may have on our students. 

The College is currently working with our in-program students to assist them in transferring to other programs to continue their education seamlessly.

If you have already been accepted for the upcoming year, please contact advisor, Kyle Portell, to explore other healthcare programs at Jefferson College that may align with your interests and career aspirations.

What is a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)?

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work as members of a health care team to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist (PT). The PT is responsible for the patient evaluation and development of a plan of care to help a patient reduce pain, improve his new ability to move, restore function, and reduce or prevent disability. PTAs assist the PTs in providing the treatments to help the patients achieve their goals. These treatments may include exercise instruction and appropriate progression, data collection such as heart rate and blood pressure to ensure proper response to exercise, use of physical and electrical modalities, and functional training/retraining, such as rolling, walking, and balance improvement.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Jefferson College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call the Program Director, Bridget Webb, at 636-481-3414 or email her at




Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Verification of Status

Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.

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