Quincy College at Plymouth
36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-0400
Dean of Plymouth Campus, Associate Vice President for Academic and Administrative Affairs
Assistant Dean, Plymouth Campus
Educational Services Specialist
Plymouth Campus Librarian
Mary Anne Grady
Associate Director of Admissions, Plymouth Campus
Academic Service Specialist
Kenneth Texeira, PhD
Instructor of Psychology
Student Development Specialist
Welcome to Quincy College at Plymouth!
"Our Name May Say Quincy, But We Are Plymouth's Hometown College."
Quincy College at Plymouth has a great deal to offer. We are located in historic Cordage Park; once an old rope-making factory, this historic building space was converted for our campus. We are a fully accredited two year college offering Associate degrees and certificate programs. Our academic programs contain a variety of areas including Liberal Arts, Business, Media Arts, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies and Early Childhood Education.
Our facilities are brand new and include bright classrooms, a state of the art computer center, a learning center, and a career center. This allows us to provide an array of support services such as tutoring and career training to our students at no additional cost. You will not find more dedicated, enthusiastic and caring faculty than you will at Quincy College. Our small class size allows the instructors the ability to work closely with the students and build relationships which cultivate a great learning environment. We strive to make each student’s experience at Quincy College Plymouth an enriching, enjoyable and meaningful learning experience.
Founded in 1991, the Plymouth Campus of Quincy College serves the town of Plymouth, Southeastern Massachusetts, and much of Cape Cod. Day and evening classes provide plenty of options for Plymouth Campus students on our warm, welcoming campus. The Plymouth Campus has recently expanded to include a Science Lab and state of the art Nursing Lab that opened in summer of 2011.
The Plymouth Campus features two computer labs and support services on-site. Students can take all their degree requirements at the Plymouth Campus, but also have the option of taking classes and using the resources of our Quincy campus. We are conveniently located next to the commuter rail and have ample free parking.
Students at the Plymouth Campus enjoy celebrations and extracurricular activities as well. The first Friday of every month there is an Open Mic Night where student can perform their talents. Come join us!
New Physical Therapy Assistant Program - Coming soon!
Read more about the Physical Therapy Admissions Criteria.
Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245;firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Quincy College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the [professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Associate Degree in Science
PTA Program Philosophy
The Quincy College physical therapist assistant faculty is committed to graduate confident, knowledgeable clinicians that work under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. Guided by the practice that physical therapy necessitates specific complex cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors, the curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the professional standards of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Aligned with Quincy College’s mission to encourage academic achievement and excellence, the physical therapist assistant (PTA) program faculty and clinical educators value students learning and achievement both in and out of the classroom. Efforts are made towards a holistic, respected learning environment. This collaborated effort provides a variety of learning resources that recognize and understand differences in learning styles. An innovated approach will motivate the learner by utilizing contemporary education practices, technology, and competency based laboratory practice.
The PTA program is a five (5) semester, integrated program of vigorous academic curriculum. The hybrid curriculum is designed into foundational content and physical therapy technical courses including a clinical education component. The program values and promotes excellence in education that includes evidence-based knowledge and clinical skills essential to the physical therapist assistant. The physical therapist assistant curriculum includes the necessary information to assist the student gain the didactic knowledge, motor skill and professional behaviors required to meet entry-level expectations of the physical therapist assistant. The clinical education component is designed to integrate knowledge and professional behavior into patient care. Under the direction and supervision of the clinical instructors, students learn patient care skills as well as the value of lifelong learning.
Physical therapy practice encompasses health promotion, prevention, and rehabilitation for individuals from diverse populations across the lifespan. The Quincy College Physical Therapist Assistant program is committed to this philosophy and will strive to embed the importance of promoting wellness and contemporary practice into a holistic environment. The program is an integral part of the Quincy College community and is consistent with the stated mission of the college.
PTA Program Mission
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Quincy College prepares students for licensure and employment as Physical Therapist Assistants. Graduates will posses exemplary technical competence, be critical thinkers and practice ethically in various healthcare settings. The program is dedicated to the industry of Physical Therapy, lifelong learning and values a commitment to the community.
PTA Program Goals
1. The graduate will receive an Associate in Science degree.
2. The graduates will be prepared to submit an application for the Physical Therapist Assistant
3. Graduates will be competent in all the skills necessary to perform as a Physical Therapist Assistant in a variety of settings.
4. Graduates will be well rounded in their education including basic, clinical and social sciences to enhance their ability to critically think as a member of the healthcare team.
PTA Program Outcomes:
Students of the Quincy College PTA program will
1. Demonstrate professional clinical behavior including cultural awareness, adaptability and dependability.
2. Describe the structure and function of normal human anatomy
3. Adhere to legal and ethical standards
4. Demonstrate entry- level motor skill and competence in the implementation of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients across the lifespan with various medical conditions.
5. Demonstrate entry level competence with data collection skills.
6. Demonstrate effective/professional written and verbal communication and a commitment to patient education.
7. Formulate a plan and demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning.
8. Compose concise, accurate, and timely documentation to support provided intervention.
9. Incorporate evidenced based practice while effectively critically thinking in order to make sound decisions regarding patient care.
10. Obtain entry level employment as a Physical Therapist Assistant.