b"Physical Therapist Assistant (Perkinston Campus) MGCCC is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage (see http;//www.capteonline.org). Submission of this document does not assure Candidate for Accreditation status. Furthermore, Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program. Therefore, no students may enroll in the professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Although achievement of the status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure the program will be granted 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 superior instruction through traditional and technical formats and to provide 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 responsible entry level Physical Therapist Assistants.PTA Program Goals 1.Demonstrate professional duty in the delivery of physical therapy services.oStudents will provide safe and effective physical therapy services to clients/patients oStudents will display professional behaviors in the delivery of physical therapy services 2.Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills within the clinical setting.oWithin the established plan of care, the student will recognize if a problem exist, identify and articulate the problem and identify possible solutions. oStudents will understand the consequences of implementing the solutions. 3.Display Cultural Competence in the delivery of physical therapy services.oStudents will identify clients/patients differences, values and expressed needs. oStudent will respect clients/patients and act with consideration in all physical therapy activities.Admission Procedure (PTA Applications are not available until the Preliminary approval process required by CAPTE is approved) 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. Fall Semester Application Submission: Between April 15th and July 1st complete and submit the online Supplemental Application.To complete and submit the online Supplemental Application: 1.Access the college's web page mgccc.edu 2.Click on Web Services (top tab) 3.Enter the GCID (M#) and Password 4.Select Student 5.Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application210"