The Shasta College PTA program has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation by CAPTE (see accreditation statement below). The first Cohort started in January 2021. There will be a new cohort admitted each January, with an application period beginning September 1st.

Director: Marcee Martinez, PT, MPT​


Information Session

The next information session will be held in March 2022.


Obtain an Application Packet 

Application packets will be available following an annual Information Session each March for the following September filing period. It is imperative to submit all required documentation for the application packet to be accepted/qualified. Please make sure to gather all required documents prior to the September 1 filing date.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Sciences Office at (530)339-3661. Applications will be available for download in March following our annual information session, this will allow 6 months to gather pertinent documentation prior to filing.

The following courses are prerequisites for admission into the PTA program:

  • Anatomy*
  • Physiology*
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Physical Therapy Professions (HEOC 1)

*​Anatomy and Physiology must have been completed within the last 7 years.  An appeals process will be available upon application for those working in healthcare related fields.


Accreditation Statement

Effective November 3, 2020,  Shasta College Physical Therapist Assistant Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; phone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (530) 339-3600 or email hsupconnect@shastacollege.edu

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.


Complaints & Grievances

For information regarding Student Rights and Grievances or Complaints Outside of the Realm of Due Process, please visit our Complaints & Grievances webpage.