The Louisiana Christian University Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is a two-year program in which graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, eligibility to become licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant, and the opportunity to become part of an exciting and rewarding profession. The field of physical therapy offers PTAs the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life while working in dynamic clinical settings including but not limited to hospitals, nursing homes, school systems, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, and outpatient clinics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the need for PTAs and PT aides in the workforce is anticipated to increase more than 30 percent between 2016 and 2026. Because the PTA program curriculum is delivered within the context of a Christian worldview, our graduates make a difference in their communities by serving as Christian role models and compassionate health care providers to the physical therapy profession and community at large.
The LCU PTA Program enjoys exceptional student outcomes. Click here to view
The program is led by Dr. Shaina Goudeau and Ms. Penny Reeves who have nearly 25 years of combined clinical experience as licensed physical therapist and physical therapist assistant in a variety of clinical settings. Ms. Eve Dessell also serves as program faculty/laboratory assistant. She has been a licensed PTA for more than three years and holds a bachelor's degree in athletic training.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Louisiana Christian University 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: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (318)-487-7162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.