Physical Therapist Assistant


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Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about this program, please contact Laurie Clute at or 603-542-7744 x5419.

The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a member of the health care team who, under the supervision and direction of the physical therapist, helps patients "get back on their feet again". The PTA has completed an accredited two-year associate degree program, and in most states, is licensed via successful completion of a national exam.

Places of Employment

Opportunities for employment exist across the United States in a variety of settings.

PTAs work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Sub-acute Rehabilitation Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Public Schools
  • Out-Patient Clinics

Current Accreditation Status

This Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at River Valley Community 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: ; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (603) 542-7744 extension 5419 or email


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(603) 542-7744
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Claremont, NH 03743


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