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Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.)

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Life. Changing. Physical Therapist Assistant Program gives you the skills to work in a variety of settings, with all types of patients. Physical Therapist Assistants work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist, sometimes helping patients through exercises, educating them about their condition, collecting data on their progress, and performing treatments and/or modalities such as massage, heat, light, ultrasound, water, and electrical stimulation.

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Total Cost: $20,702
Entry Term: Fall
Length: 7 Terms or 21 Months

“There’s a lot of colleges and universities that provide opportunities for education these days, but if you want to get an education that will lead to a successful career in any field, I strongly recommend Indian Hills. The instructors believe in the mission of changing student’s lives and are teaching you what you need to know to do the job and grow in your future career.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Outcomes

  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • First Time NPTE Pass Rate: 100%
  • Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • First Time NPTE Pass Rate: 85%
  • Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Graduation Rate: 59.9%
  • First Time NPTE Pass Rate: 92.5%
  • Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • First Time NPTE Pass Rate: 92%
  • Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate: 92%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Graduation Rate: 75%
  • First Time NPTE Pass Rate: 76%
  • Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate: 86%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • First Time NPTE Pass Rate: 66%
  • Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following:

CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.

Accreditation Information

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandra, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone:  703-706-3245; email:  [email protected]; website:  http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 641-683-5271 or email [email protected].

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Caroline Peyrone, DPT

Caroline Peyrone, DPT
Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant

641.683.5271
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Abby Benjamin

Abby Benjamin
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641.683.5321