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Physical Therapist Assistant Program Details

Campus Closure Notice

2020-2021 Cohort

Due to COVID-19, Sacramento City College PTA program will not have a new cohort for the 2020-2021 school year. All qualified applicants will be placed on the alternate candidate list and held over to the 2021-2022 school year. To maintain eligibility for Fall 2021 selection, alternate candidates will be required to submit an online application for returning applicants between March 15, 2021 and April 15, 2021

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed health care providers who provide physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants treat patients with movement, strength, and coordination disorders in order to improve function, decrease pain, and increase independence. 

Start your journey to a Physical Therapist Assistant degree by coming to an information meeting at Sacramento City College.

Information Meetings

Start your journey to a Physical Therapist Assistant degree by attending an information meeting. The information meeting for the 2020-2021 school year will be conducted via Zoom meeting. 

Request to Attend

Prospective students need to fill out the Request to Attend an Informational Meeting to get an access code for the meeting. Please complete the form by 5:00 pm one day prior to the meeting in order to receive an email with the access code for the meeting.

Students will learn about:

  • program prerequisites
  • the enrollment process
  • required academic and clinical coursework
  • the licensing process
  • the employment outlook for PTAs

Spring 2021

Date Time Location
Feb 5, 2021 4:00 pm Zoom
Mar 19, 2021 4:00 pm Zoom
May 7, 2021 4:00 pm Zoom

Request to Attend an Informational Meeting

Info Meeting Powerpoint Presentation

Apply to the Program

Find out more about the requirements and process for applying to the PTA program:

Apply to PTA Program

PTA Mission Statement

To help meet the health care needs of the community the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Sacramento City College provides a comprehensive educational program that prepares a diverse student population for practice as licensed physical therapist assistants.

Advisory Committee

The advisory committee for the program consists of members representing the academic and clinical community, members of the general public, and student representatives. The advisory committee meets once per semester. See the current PDF DownloadAdvisory Committee Roster (PDF)

Committee Agenda and Minutes

Science and Allied Health Tutoring Center

Accredited By

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Sacramento City College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA

Phone: (703) 706-3245

CAPTE Website

The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see Public Disclosure Notices Related to CAPTE Actions.

If needing to contact the program directly, please call (916) 558-2271 or email

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