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Please view the Course Matrix to determine discipline areas for JSCC College transfer courses.

Physical Therapist Assistant
Collaborative Programs and Transfer Agreements

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under the supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury and physical theraphy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout their lifespan.

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the N.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics and public school systems.

James Sprunt Community College, in collaboration with other colleges in the region, has a specific number of slots in this program. Students may complete the majority of the general education courses at JSCC and apply for transfer to the affiliating college for completion of the major courses.

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