The Nate Waters Physical Therapy Clinic at Tulsa Community College is a learning laboratory and working clinic. Students learn in the classrooms and then apply their knowledge in a working clinical environment. Because students are working under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, patients receive physical therapy care at a reduced cost.

Nate Waters PT enables students to complete up to 20 percent of their required 680 hours of clinical training onsite rather than traveling to distant sites in the four-state region and often waiting up to six months for an open clinical slot.

The clinic is also a valuable resource to students studying for other health careers. Students in the Medical Assistant and Health Information Technology programs at TCC engage in clinic operations.

Nate Waters PT is equipped with:

  • Student classroom/lab
  • Clinic area
  • Reception/waiting area
  • Screening room
  • Exam rooms
  • Wet work area
  • Tub/Whirlpool room
  • Offices
  • Medical records room
  • Conference room

Tulsa Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program has graduated more than 500 working professionals since 1982. More than 80 percent of graduates pursue their careers in the Tulsa area.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for physical therapist assistants are projected to grow by 46 percent by 2020. Today’s PTC students must have access to first-rate educational facilities and resources so that they are equipped with the skill necessary to meet future patient needs.


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