Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Join the Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program through North Idaho College at Lewis-Clark State College and become a Physical Therapist!

Advising Contact Information:

Lewis-Clark State College
Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant Advising
500 8th Avenue  Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 792-2441 -- [email protected]

Program Director/Instructor
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 protected]

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The Idaho PTA Consortium Program prepares you for employment as a physical therapist assistant (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.

You will be 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, you will study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer you the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. This program is designed to be completed in two years.

Interested in the ICPTAE Program?

Application 2021:

Application dates for the Fall 2021 ICPTAE program CLOSED May 20, 2021. Applications are no longer being accepted for the Fall 2021 semester.

This is a selective-entry program and the following numbers of students will comprise the new cohort:

  • College of Western Idaho (CWI) - 14 students
  • Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) - 6 students
  • North Idaho College (NIC) - 10 students
  • College of Southern Idaho (CSI)* – 10 students

* CSI accepts cohorts every other year and a cohort will be accepted for Fall 2021.

For additional information, please go to the PTA Student Google Site or see the FAQ page.

Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education Program/Student Outcomes
Graduation Year
2015201620182019
4-Year Graduation Rate:
86%96%96.20%91.70%
4-Year Licensure Examination Pass Rate:
94.30%95.80%100%93.60%
4-Year Employment Rate:
100%100%91.60%93%

Statement of Accreditation Status

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), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call (208) 665-5051 or email [email protected]

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.