Physical Therapy is a helping profession. The program at Weatherford College prepares
you to work with people from all ages recovering from injuries that vary from sports
injuries to trauma from accidents, neurologic conditions, degenerative diseases, and
We are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE)
ensuring the highest quality of education for PTA students. All of our courses are
taught face to face in small class sizes by experienced physical therapy clinicians.
Our students participate in clinical internships in hospitals and clinics throughout
the Fort Worth Dallas area and cities to the north, south, and west of the metroplex.
If you like working with people from all ages and stages in life, this program might
be for you.
There are some physical requirements needed to be able to work in physical therapy
but you don’t have to buy special equipment. The equipment you will work with is provided
by the hospital or clinic. The physical requirements needed to work in physical therapy
are called “Essential Functions of the PTA”. Follow this link to read about them:
After graduating and passing the licensure exam, most PTA’s work in hospital settings
or private clinics. Many work in rehab hospitals, home health, or school settings.
The median annual wage for physical therapist assistants was $59,770 in May 2020 by
the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Overall employment of physical therapist assistants and aides is projected to grow
29 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand
for physical therapy is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of
an aging population and individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and
The Weatherford College Foundation has endowment funds that provide scholarships specifically
for student enrolled in the PTA program. Additionally Dr. Luke Haynes of Haynes Physical
Therapy and The Estate of Mary Zielinski provide scholarships for PTA students through
the WC Foundation.
Wherever in life you maybe it's never too early or late to follow an undiscovered
path or dream. The PTA program has made me realize that with hard work and effort
you can achieve anything that you put your mind too. Keep following the path and stay
strong, in the end it will be all worth it!
The PTA Program is a big team, and I love that we help and support each other the
The professors of the program go above and beyond, and will do anything to help you
Cindy Lavine Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program firstname.lastname@example.org 817-598-8873