The Shasta College PTA program has been granted full Accreditation by CAPTE!

Director: Marcee Martinez, PT, DPT​

  • To view an information video & presentation from the PTA Information Session, please go to Application Process.

Information Session

Monday, March 6, 2023 @ 5:30 pm | Join us in person in Room 8113 of the Health Sciences building or via Zoom Meeting:

  • link to be posted 1 month prior to meeting

Obtain an Application Packet 

Application packets will be available for pickup at the Health Sciences Division Office or for download from the Health Sciences Forms & Packets webpage 2-3 days before the March Information Session and throughout the application 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

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Shasta College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (530) 339-3600 or email hsupconnect@shastacollege.edu.


Complaints & Grievances

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