Director: Marcee Martinez, PT, DPT​

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

Information Session


Application process information sessions application filing period
Monday, February 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting:
August 26 - September 27, 2024
Monday, September 30, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting:
link to be posted 1 month prior to meeting
*not applicable

*Please Note: There is only one application period per year. 

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.

Student Outcomes

  • Employment Rate for Licensed Graduates:
    • 2022: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 
    • 2022: 100%
  • PTA Licensure Exam (NPTE-PTA) Pass Rate:
    • 1st time pass rate
      • 2022: 93.8%
    • Ultimate pass rate:
      • 2022: 93.8%

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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (530) 339-3600 or email

Complaints & Grievances

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