Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant

From athletes to military veterans, all kinds of people need the help of physical therapy professionals.

At the South College Asheville Learning Site, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant in just two years! Physical therapist assistants work alongside physical therapists to execute therapy plans. With a 41 percent job growth rate (US Dept of Labor), there is no better time to start working toward your career as a Physical Therapist Assistant.


Advance your career by earning a college degree.


Grow into a valued professional as a Physical Therapist Assistant.


Experience hands-on out of the classroom learning through clinical experiences.

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Learn essential skills necessary to develop a deeper understanding of physical therapy. Candidates interested in applying to the Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program are encouraged to reach out today!

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The South College Asheville Learning Site Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 706-3245; email:; website:

Contact the PTA Department Chair at (828) 398-2528 with any issues involving the PTA program.

Graduation Date

Graduation Rate

Ultimate Pass Rate



75.5 %




47.7 %




75.0 %



Consumer Information: Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student.* South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.