b'Physical Therapist Assistant (Perkinston Campus) "Effective October 29, 2019, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 601-528-8482 or email eric.shawl@mgccc.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation." The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is a 2-year program of study that prepares students to perform physical therapy interventions under the supervision of a physical therapist. PTA\'s can practice in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, home health agencies and other health care settings.Graduates of this program will be awarded an Associate of Applied SciencePhysical Therapist Assistant and will be eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam to become a licensed PTA. *Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.Mission Statement The mission of the MGCCC PTA Program is to provide a comprehensive curriculum based on contemporary physical therapy practice through superior instruction within an atmosphere of shared accountability in the teaching/learning process between program faculty and students.The PTA Program is committed to providing the community with professional, skilled and ethically entry level Physical Therapist Assistants able to work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.PTA Program Goals 1.The PTA Program will prepare graduates for employment as entry-level physical therapist assistants able to work in a professional and ethical manner under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. 2.The PTA Program will prepare graduates to exhibit effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the clinical environment 3.The PTA Program will prepare graduates to communicate in an effective and culturally competent manner with patients and caregivers from a wider variety of backgrounds. 4.PTA Program faculty will provide superior instruction and a learning atmosphere based on shared accountability to enhance student learning within a curriculum based on contemporary physical therapy practice.Admission Procedure 1.Make application and be accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Application can be completed online. 2.Submit copies of official transcripts of all schools attended to the Office of Admissions. All transcripts must be reviewed by the Office of Admission for determination of course credits. 3.Meet all Academic Requirements (listed below) and complete any program pre-requisites or Entry Requirements. 4.After successful completion and submission of ALL academic and entry requirements (See section below), the student is eligible to complete the Physical Therapist Assistant Supplemental Application for Program Admission.To complete and submit the online Supplemental Application: 1.Access the college\'s web page mgccc.edu 2.Click on Web Services (top tab) 235'