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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Accreditation and Licensure

Genesee Community College (GCC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

GCC is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of New York to award the degrees of Associates in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science. The PTA program offered at GCC is registered by the New York State Education Department. The college is fully credentialed to award students the Associate in Applied Science Degree upon successful completion of its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. Graduation from an accredited PTA program is a requirement for eligibility to take the national PTA licensing exam. Graduates desiring to work as a PTA in New York State, and most of the other states, must take and pass the national PTA licensing exam.

The PTA program at Genesee Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax St
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
telephone: 703-706-3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
website: http://www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the PTA Program/Genesee Community College directly, please call 585-345-6822 or email pckerr@genesee.edu.

If anyone in the public has an issue or complaint regarding this program, please contact the Program Director, Peggy Kerr. Those submitting complaints should not fear any form of retaliation or retribution from the program.

Reporting requirement for Licensure or Certification of Physical Therapist Assistants

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals.  For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate have requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. GCC’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these New York State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public.  However, other states frequently have their own requirements.

Genesee Community College cannot determine whether its educational program curriculum for Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S., that if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for practicing in Physical Therapy in States and U.S. territories other than New York. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity (if not practicing in New York) to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

We encourage you to talk to your program director if you plan to practice in a State other than New York after graduation.