Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program
Physical Therapist Assistant Program at LCSC
The Idaho PTA Consortium Program prepares students for employment as physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT's plan of care. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions, therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer students the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. The program is designed to be completed in two years.
The Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education at the College of Southern Idaho, the College of Western Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and North Idaho College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (208) 665-5051 or email email@example.com.
Interested in the Idaho PTA Consortium Program?
Application dates for the fall 2019 ICPTAE program will open January 28, 2019 and close March 28, 2019. Do not attempt to apply before or after that time frame. If you are currently in a prerequisite or a required general education course, complete the course and then apply. This will allow your required courses to be included in the application. This is a selective-entry program and the following numbers of students will comprise the new class: CWI - 14 students; CSI - 10 students; LCSC - 6 students; and NIC - 10 students.
For additional information, please go to the PTA Student Google Site.
Be sure to click on the FAQs link and most of your questions will be answered.
|2-Year Graduation Rate:||86%||96%||92.60%|
|2-Year Licensure Examination Pass Rate:||94.30%||95.80%||100%|
|2-Year Employment Rate:||100%||100%||91.60%|
Here are a few other questions and answers:
What are the prerequisites to the program? 1. Anatomy and Physiology 1 2. Medical Terminology 3. English Composition 4. Mathematics 123 or higher
More questions? Contact your advisor or program faculty.
Complaints Against Idaho PTA Consortium Program, Faculty, Students or Program Graduates An individual may make an inquiry regarding complaint procedures or about issues and concerns that could be considered complaints. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Consortium Program’s response and its obligations to meet the specific timetables outlined in these procedures will begin only after a formal written complaint is received by the program director or dean.
The Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program abides by each member college’s practice of non-discrimination and therefore will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.
Jacob M. Hornby. Ph.D.
Lewis-Clark State College
Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant Advising
500 8th Avenue Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 792-2441 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Gardunia, DPT
Physical Therapist Assistant
North Idaho College
Meyer Health and Science Building Room 131
1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
(208) 665-5051 -- email@example.com