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AACC physical therapy students learn from instructor in classroom.

AACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program is administered by the Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education (CACHE), which includes Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), Chesapeake College and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). Students complete the general education requirements at AACC as well as their Physical Therapist Assistant classes. Clinical practice rotations are completed at local service areas when possible.

Major and Offerings

Students who complete the two-year, five-term program receive an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and are eligible to take the National Licensing Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants.

Learn more about the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Patricia Brady, director

Full-time Faculty

Loraine Frey, academic coordinator

Linda Johnson, clinical education academic coordinator


The CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:


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Patricia Brady, director


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David Thomas, DPT
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