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    The faculty of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program would like to thank you for your interest in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

    LaGuardia Community College offers an AAS Degree (Associates in Applied Science) for students who successfully complete the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

    Our PTA program began in 1985 and we graduated our first class in 1987. Presently we graduate approximately 35 students a year. Our graduates are employed in a variety of clinical settings.


    • 64% Graduation Rate
    • 90% Pass Rate on the National Certification Examination
    • 100% employment rate

    The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

    111 North Fairfax Street,
    Alexandria Virginia 22314CAPTE

    Phone: (703)706-3245
    E-mail: accreditation@apta.org
    Website: www.capteonline.org 

    Students who graduate from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are eligible for New York State Certification and must take the National Certification Exam, to practice in New York State. Passing a National PT Exam is required in order to practice in most states including New York State. Federal law limits the issuance of professional licenses, registrations and limited permits to United States citizens or qualified aliens. Students with criminal records are examined on a case by case basis in regards to New York State licensure.

    We hope that you find the information contained in this site helpful. Visit us often as we will consistently be updating this web site. 

  • Health Sciences Advising Council

    Academic advisement for students who need to complete developmental skills courses, and who are on probation, is provided by the Health Sciences Academic Advisors. Students can contact academic advisors for additional information or clarification as needed. Contact information for the academic advisors is:

    Jill Janofsky
    Academic Advisor
    Office: B-100
    Phone (718) 482-5249
    E-mail: jjanosfky@lagcc.cuny.edu  
    Jean Buckley-Lockhart
    Academic Advisor
    Office: B-100
    Phone (718) 482-5258
    E-mail: jeanb@lagcc.cuny.edu  
    Carole Julien
    Academic Advisor
    Office: B-100
    Phone (718) 482-6006
    E-mail: cjulien@lagcc.cuny.edu  
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