PTA students currently in UA Cossatot’s PTA program (from left to right) first row: Luis Herrera, Kayla Mills, Abby Clark, Katherine Malca, Braley Turner, Allie Anderson, and Tiffany Wise. Second row:  Alondra Galvez, Samantha Henderson, Myka Lemley, Riley House, Ashley Thompson, Caleb Befeld, and Drew Sikes.

October is an extremely important month when it comes to raising awareness for great causes and great educational programs and UA Cossatot’s Physical Therapy program is busy this October recognizing and raising awareness of the great benefits physical therapy provides. Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) play a vital role in helping individuals improve function, mobility, and pain relief.  In addition, PTs and PTAs encourage individuals to play an active role in their own care.  

This semester, UA Cossatot students are learning many foundational concepts in preparation for building on future knowledge needed for therapeutic exercise. This semester as part of their learning, UA Cossatot students are building the muscles of the body on a skeleton in order to provide physical and visual learning of the location of these muscles and how they assist in everyday movement. 

UA Cossatot began the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2018. In August, the PTA program admitted its second cohort. If you want learn more about UA Cossatot’s PTA program during Physical Therapy month, or anytime, contact UA Cossatot Medical Education Advisors, Christina Cooper or Maranda Reynolds at 870-584-1147. 

Candidate for Accreditation Status:

Effective May 2, 2018, UA Cossatot has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, call 870-584-1497 or email Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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