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Grenada Campus opens Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Grenada Campus opens Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Holmes Community College recently launched the Physical Therapist Assistant program on the Grenada Campus. The mission of the program is to improve the quality of life in the community by implementing a quality education program to educate knowledgeable and marketable physical therapist assistants. The PTA program will prepare graduates to assist physical therapists in various healthcare settings.

The first cohort of 14 students selected for the two-year program began in January. Housed in the recently-dedicated Donald E. Phillips Hall, the program has a curriculum that includes a distribution of both general education and PTA courses to maximize the intellectual, psychosocial, and cultural development of each student. Emphasis is placed on the process of learning and critical thinking in order to produce graduates who are responsible and accountable for their own actions and continued learning.

"We have a great group of students in our first PTA class," said Meg King, director of the PTA Program at Holmes. "Each student has so much potential to really impact the lives of patients in Mississippi. We are excited to be part of their transformation to become physical therapist assistants, and we are proud to have them as part of the Holmes Community College Family."

A new cohort of students will begin at the start of each year, and applications for the January 2017 cohort are available at this time via the Holmes website. The program is extremely competitive; a maximum of 15 students will be selected each year.

All who are interested in applying are encouraged to visit the web page to find detailed information on our program. For more information, contact King at (662) 227-2379 or

IN THE PHOTO: Pictured is the first cohort for the Holmes Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program on the Grenada Campus. They are (front, left to right) Shelby Ferguson of Winona, Mandy McCluskey of Carrolton, Raven Boatman of Grenada, Shaquira Gayden of Winona, Heather Crouch of Winona, Alaina Vance of Kilmichael, Kayla Dees of Grenada, Anna Grace Turner of Banner, (back, left to right) Mykel Hawes of Eupora, Leianne Tindall of Eupora, Marcus Stansberry of Greenwood (no longer in class), Rehana Sajjad of Grenada, Hope Williams of Holcomb, Katey Beth Harbin of Grenada, and Jamie Gant of Winona.

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

Holmes Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its educational programs and activities, employment, or admissions. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding non-discrimination, compliance policies, and procedures for the College: Compliance Officer, (662)472-9429. Written inquiries may be e-mailed to: or sent to: Compliance Office, P.O. Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079.

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