Physical Therapist Assistant


If you like to help people and want to work in the medical field, our Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program may be for you. The PTA program will prepare you to work, under the supervision of a physical therapist, with physically impaired persons to help reverse adverse effects of physical disability. The therapist and assistant work together to provide appropriate therapeutic intervention and communication within the health care team. You will learn to administer therapeutic and psychosocial support for individuals with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, vascular or other physiological dysfunctions.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Physical Therapist Assistant program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Transfer Degree:

Associate of Science (69.5 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Courses you will take

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.


Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Physical Therapist Assistant programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

East Central (Muncie)
Northwest (Gary)
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-706-3245



Kim Kruer, MPT
Program Chair
(812) 246-3301, Extension 4290

Mark Kinkle
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Pfau Hall
(812) 246-3301, Extension 4295

Kaye Burres (Last names A-F)
Jennifer Summerford (Last names G-N)
Holly Bradford (Last names O-Z)

Clinical Education Manual

Clinical Performance Instrument

Application Packet

Program Guide to Admissions and Academic Policies

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