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.

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Program Contacts

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

Academic/Career Advising

Maria Murguia
Jordan Campus
JSTC, Rm 203C
Phone: 801-957-6215
Email: maria.murguia@slcc.edu

Program Coordinator, Professor

Kenneth Freeman
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Building, Rm 040
Phone: 801-957-6243
Email: kenneth.freeman@slcc.edu

As part of our systematic evaluation process, our program welcomes comments, ideas, and suggestions for improvement from persons not formally affiliated with the program. These statements may be emailed to the Associate Dean brenda.lyman@slcc.edu with the author’s contact information included. For persons affiliated with the program or institution--program-admitted students, clinical instructors, and faculty--please follow the formal due process procedures as outlined in the student handbook. This program strongly supports a no retaliation practice.