Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled technical health worker who performs physical therapy interventions under the directions of a Physical Therapist. This program is accredited by the National Vocational Training Institute.


The program is one (1) year for a Certificate course and three (3) years for a Diploma course.  General education and Physical Therapist Assistant classes are scheduled on the campus.  Correlated clinical experiences begin the second semester and continue throughout the program.  These experiences take place at selected hospitals and clinics in Accra usually during regular business hours.



Enrollment fees, lab fees, physical exam/immunizations, background check, books, and supplies will cost approximately Ghs 5000.00 over the year.  Students are responsible for their own living accommodations, any additional on-boarding fees for clinical experiences, uniforms, and transportation to selected hospitals and clinics.  Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the student will be eligible to receive and wear the Physical Therapist Assistant pin, which is given at a graduation ceremony.  The cost of the pin is the responsibility of the student.


All students are expected to comply with the attendance requirements of the College and of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. To remain in the program, students must maintain a ā€œCā€ or higher in all courses.


Successful completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program qualifies the graduate to take the National Vocational Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants. Additional information regarding licensure requirements, fees, etc. can be found on our website.


Successful completion of all course work is necessary for completion of and graduation from the program of study. To complete the program, students must maintain a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher; whether enrolled in combined lecture/lab courses, practicums, or clinical experiences.  When content is tiered, each level must be completed according to identified criteria.  Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are eligible to receive their certificate.


Course NumberCourse Name
A&P 150
Human Anatomy
A&P 151Human Physiology
ENGL 100Freshman Composition
MATH 80Intermediate Algebra
PSYC 101General Introductory Psychology
MA 161Medical Terminology
COMM 100Fundamental of Oral Communication
PTA 110Introductory to Physical Therapy
PTA 120Kinesiology
PTA 125Pathology
PTA 126Clinical Practicum I
PTA 128Physical Therapy Aspects of Growth & Developemt
PTA 130Soft Tissue Interventions
PTA 235Neurology
PTA 230Therapeutic Exercise
PTA 233Prosthetics and Orthotics for Applied Health Professionals
PTA 236Clinical Practicum II
PTA 129Physical Therapy Aspects of Aging & Integumentary Management
PTA 240Activities of Daily Living
PTA 245Advanced Modalities
PTA 246Clinical Affiliation
PTA 250Licensing Exam Review

The program has made every reasonable effort to determine that everything stated in the information sheet is accurate.  Matters contained herein, are subject to change without notice by the administration of the department for reasons related to student enrollment, level of financial support or for any reason at the discretion of the Program.  The Program further reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures, consistent with applicable laws.

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