PTA Program Information

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Program Handbook

Clinical Handbook

Program Costs

Tuition and fees as well as total cost for attending the program

General Education (20 units)
Prerequisites (17 units)
PTA Program (29.5 units)
(Residents of California = $46/unit)
Malpractice Insurance $25
Parking Fees $55/semester
Transportation (to clinicals) Varies
Physical Therapy Kit $250
APTA Membership $103
Textbooks $0
Uniforms (polos + scrubs) $125
ID Badge $15
Health Records and Vaccinations Tracking $27
Background Check $59
Drug Screen Varies
PTBC Application for Licensure $300
NPTE Exam ($485) + Prometric Fee ($82.60) $567.60
CA Jurisprudence Exam ($65) + Prometric Fee ($20) $85
Livescan $75
Graduation Pin $10-15

$4,890.60 (with general education)

$3,188.60 (PTA program only)



Dr. Adeel H. Rizvi PT, DPT, PhD
Program Director
Mr. Omar Estrada, PTA, A.S.
Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor


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Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Chaffey College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE.  On June 1, 2023, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.