On the afternoon of Friday, July 29th, all Germanna locations will close for staff training. There will be no classes from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Functions at the Daniel Technology Center and Stafford County Center will shut down at 2 p.m. Read more…

phsycial-therapist-assistantEarning a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant opens the door to an exciting and rewarding career helping others, while developing personal and professional skills that will last a lifetime. Germanna Community College is pleased to have launched a Physical Therapist Assistant program, contained within the Division of Nursing and Health Technologies, at the Locust Grove Campus.


A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides care under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist to restore function to individuals affected by physical impairments, dysfunction and disabilities. Services are provided across a wide spectrum of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, outpatient clinics, and schools, and across the age continuum from infants to the elderly. This dynamic and in-demand profession is well-suited to students with strong academic abilities and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others. 

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is the professional organization for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The Careers page at http://www.apta.org/Careers/ provides excellent information about the profession and educational requirements.