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Physical Therapist Assistant

Being a Physical Therapist Assistant is a challenging but extremely rewarding job. It requires patience, empathy and the ability to analyze and evaluate individual situations. With these characteristics and the desire to help others heal physically and mentally, you can excel in SLCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program.

We offer a small student-to-teacher ratio, which means an individualized learning environment and small classes taught by experienced Physical Therapists who bring years of knowledge and expertise to the program. Our student-centered curriculum integrates technology and e-Education and includes student-participation in an on-site physical therapy pro bono clinic. As a SLCC PTA student, you will get hands-on, clinical experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, care centers, private practice, rehabilitation agencies, and schools.

Our students enjoy tremendous success as Physical Therapist Assistants: 90% of our admitted students graduate from the program, 100% of students who responded to our survey are employed, and 100% of our program graduates who took the national PTA licensing exam passed (all statistics based on a three year average).

All of the programs offered in the School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College are a part of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that the credits that you complete at SLCC will transfer to all the other state institutions, as well as most private institutions, so that you will not have to start over in obtaining a bachelors degree or higher. This is an added bonus for SLCC student that is not always available at all health sciences programs around the city, state or country.

For academic year 2016-2017 there will be Monthly Presentation Sessions on Allied Health and Health Professions programs.

Program Contacts

For program and admission information or questions, contact the Academic/Career Advisor below.

Academic/Career Advising

Angela Harvey
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Center, Rm. 047E
Phone: 801-957-2689
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Program Coordinator, Professor

Diana Ploeger
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Building, Rm.038
Phone: 801-957-6236

Physical Therapy Assistant Video


Diana Ploeger, PT, MEd
Program Director, Professor

Jordan Campus
Health Science building
Room 038
Phone: 801-957-6236

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 8 am - 7 pm; Fr 8 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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