The Olympic College Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares graduates for immediate employment in the rewarding field of physical therapy. Physical therapist assistants work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private outpatient practice, schools and home health. The program includes a balance of general education courses, physical therapy theory, practical instruction and clinical education. Here are just a few advantages of this unique program:

  • Enter the workforce at $57K per year
  • Complete the program within two years (six quarters)
  • Work in a clinical environment which usually means no weekends, nights or holidays

More info

Interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant program? Complete a short form and a member of the Welcome Center will follow up with you right away!

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Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

You may also contact the Physical Therapist Assistant program directly. 

Get hands-on experience

Get hands-on experience

Our Physical Therapist Assistant program enables you to work under the guidance of an experienced and licensed physical therapist, and prepares you for the national licensing exam. Engage in hands-on patient care while developing skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. You'll be working to secure a future in a high-demand field with great pay and benefits.

Physical Therapist Assistant Info Sessions

Physical Therapist Assistant Info Sessions

The Physical Therapist Assistant program holds quarterly information sessions and strongly encourages prospective students to attend. At the info session you will find out about prerequisites, admissions requirements, program costs and more.

Academic Program

Academic Program

This six-quarter program can be completed within two years and leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Physical Therapist Assistant degree. The program prepares you for the National Licensing Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants.

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Submit The Admission

Now Accepting Applications for 2024

The application deadline for Fall 2024 is April 30. Apply online today, or pick up a print application packet from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program office

Students in PTA class.

Why Choose this Program?

The Olympic College Physical Therapist Assistant program has high success rates of students who graduate from the program, pass licensing exams and quickly gain employment. Since 2011, 100% of students who completed the program were employed within the first year after graduation.

Olympic College maintains annual statistics on program outcomes, including acceptance and graduation rates. Our low tuition rates mean you'll land a great job with little to no student debt. Learn how this successful program will benefit you.

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Student Success Coach

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The student Success Coach is Ashley Blake for the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Academic Division

Physical Therapy Assistant is part of the Healthcare Division. Visit the Healthcare Division webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The division office can assist you with:

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Program admissions, and more...