Class Schedules: click on "PTA Course Sequence" in the menu column. Go to the bottom of the page and click on "Schedule of Classes". Choose the schedule for the campus you'll be attending and click on that for a PDF file. Classes will begin January 21, 2014. PTA classes may be taken only by those students who have been accepted into the program.
Textbooks: Go to "Resources" in the menu column. Bottom of page.
The Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program (IPTACP) is comprised of four member colleges: College of Southern Idaho (CSI), College of Western Idaho (CWI), Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC), and North Idaho College (NIC).
The program prepares students for employment as licensed physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT's specific patient plan of care. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions, therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology.
Accreditation - New Statement
Effective November 6, 2013, the Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.