Chattahoochee Tech Physical Therapist Assistant Students Participate in PT Day at the Capitol

Chattahoochee Technical College students in the college’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program participated in the strong turnout for PT Day at the Capitol held Feb. 25 in Atlanta.

Hosted by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), this event allowed hundreds of PT and PTA students and professionals from around the state to participate in a full agenda of activities demonstrating the physical therapy profession’s strong presence in Georgia, while shining light on current issues affecting the profession. Chattahoochee Tech PTA students and their instructors began the day at the event’s breakfast gathering, which was held at the Georgia Freight Depot. They heard from different state legislators, who shared their own experiences with physical therapy and talked about their stance on different legislation that affects the physical therapy profession, according to Chattahoochee Tech PTA Program Director Stephanie Puffer.

“After that, all 500 of us walked over to the Georgia State Capitol building where we had opportunities to discuss matters of interest with our state representatives,” said Puffer. “This group also gathered for a very large group photo inside the building on the stairs of the rotunda.”

The Chattahoochee Tech PTA program is a competitive admissions program, with courses offered at the college’s North Metro Campus. For the past 10 years, there has been a 100 percent pass rate on Chattahoochee Tech PTA students’ first attempt at their national exams. Chattahoochee Tech PTA students enter the workforce as highly skilled professionals, who provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

Shown here in front of the Georgia State Capitol building are Chattahoochee Tech PTA students with their instructors, Stephanie Puffer, Aaron Freeman, and Morgan Marcum.
Shown here in front of the Georgia State Capitol building are Chattahoochee Tech PTA students with their instructors, Stephanie Puffer, Aaron Freeman, and Morgan Marcum.
A group of Chattahoochee Tech students had the opportunity to speak with Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick during PT Day at the Capitol. Shown here, l-r, are Codey Long, Shateequa Fudge, Sen. Kirkpatrick, Ben McCutchen, and Taylor Thomas.
A group of Chattahoochee Tech students had the opportunity to speak with Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick during PT Day at the Capitol. Shown here, l-r, are Codey Long, Shateequa Fudge, Sen. Kirkpatrick, Ben McCutchen, and Taylor Thomas.

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