Dr. Ron Meade, PT
PTA Program Director, Associate Professor
Somerset Community College
Steve Hammons, Program ACCE
Claudette Prather, Instructor
SCC’s PTA Program is located on the Somerset Campus north, in Somerset, Kentucky, with classroom, laboratory and faculty offices located on the second floor of the Harold Rogers Student Commons building. Students enrolled in the program are expected to attend all program courses in person unless otherwise specified in course syllabi. General education courses may be completed at any KCTCS institution or may be transferred from other accredited institutions. Prospective students with transfer credits should submit a transcript to the Office of the Registrar to determine the transferability of those course credits prior to application to the program.
This two-year program prepares the student to become a skilled assistant working under the supervision of a physical therapist to provide patient services that alleviate physical impairments and restore function.
The program utilizes a selective admissions process with limited enrollment. Admission to the college does not guarantee acceptance into the program. New students are admitted once yearly with PTA courses beginning in the Fall Semester.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree is comprised of 26-30 hours of general education course work and 38 hours of program-specific technical course work, including three clinical experiences at various clinical sites. Students are prepared to take the certification examination.
Download Program Overview (pdf)
To learn how to apply, first attend the Pre-Admission Conference, then visit the Admissions Checklist.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Somerset 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.