The Louisiana College 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 in the workforce is anticipated to increase more than 4 percent by 2022. 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 program is led by Drs. Amy Stallings and Shaina Goudeau who have nearly 25 years of combined clinical experience as licensed physical therapist in a variety of clinical settings. Ms. Penny Reeves also serves as program faculty/laboratory assistant. She has been a licensed PTA for more than five years and holds a bachelor's degree in athletic training and master's degree in exercise science.