If you're passionate about helping individuals recover from injuries, regain their mobility and lead healthier lives, ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program may be the right fit for you. Our PTA program is designed to provide you with the practical skills and clinical experience necessary to excel in this dynamic field.
With one-on-one support and hands-on training, our PTA program in Ontario, CA, helps prepare graduates to support patients in living their lives to the fullest by restoring their ability to move. Learn more about how ACC’s Ontario Physical Therapist Assistant program positions you to pursue a rewarding career as a physical therapist assistant.
|Campus Address||3130 East Sedona Court, Ontario, CA 91764|
|Program Type||Blended (in class and online)|
|Program Length||Can be completed in as little as 20 months|
|Financial Aid||Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify|
|Accreditation||The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Anaheim and Ontario is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)|
American Career College’s Ontario campus is conveniently located off the 10 Freeway near the Ontario Airport. The 64,000-square-foot facility features modern classrooms and technologically advanced skills labs where students can experience hands-on instruction from distinguished faculty.
Physical therapist assistant classes start on February 29, 2024.
Attend a physical therapist assistant school in Ontario with accomplished faculty who are invested in your professional development.
Program Director, Ontario Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Mr. Simmons graduated from Chapman University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training. He continued at Chapman and graduated in 2000 with his Master’s in Physical Therapy.
Mr. Simmons spent much of the first half of his career treating neurological dysfunctions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and vertigo disorders. Mr. Simmons made his move from hospital-based care to outpatient physical therapy in 2009 and has since seen a variety of diagnoses ranging from common sports injuries to complex pain syndromes and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). He received his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) with honors from the Institute of Physical Art in 2016. Mr. Simmons’ primary focus outside of work is his family. You may find them in the desert, in the mountains or in the ocean on any given day—enjoying all of what California has to offer.
From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Simmons was a nationwide educator on the topic of evidence-based rehabilitation of individuals with stroke. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Simmons taught the human anatomy lab at Chapman University for Bachelor’s-level students, and in 2014 was an adjunct instructor for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program teaching Advanced Practice Management. Mr. Simmons is currently a continuing education instructor on the topic of manual therapy to address pelvic girdle dysfunction for the Institute of Physical Art.
Mr. Simmons is extremely passionate about the field of physical therapy and is excited to share his knowledge and experience with students in the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program at American Career College. In conjunction with the Orange County campus, ACC’s goal is to make our program the model for all PTA programs in the country.
At ACC’s Ontario campus, you’ll be situated near many local hospitals and physical therapy settings including, but not limited to: 1
Ontario Campus: Voted Best Career College in the 2023 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Readers Choice Awards.
LA Campus: Voted Best Career College in the 2023 LA Daily News Readers Choice Awards.
OC Campus: Voted Favorite Career College in the 2023 San Gabriel Valley Tribune Readers Choice Awards.