PTA students participate in MPTA Legislative Day

Pictured is the PTA group at the State Capitol.

The Holmes Community College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students were a part of the 2017 Mississippi Physical Therapy Association's (MPTA) Physical Therapy Legislative Day.

Held on Feb. 24, the PTA students were introduced to the House of Representatives on the House floor during the opening session.  Representative Oliver of Winona was instrumental in making this happen. They spent the morning talking to legislators, thanking them for their service and speaking to them about the physical therapy profession.

"For many in the class, this was their first opportunity to visit our  Capitol and it was a wonderful experience," said Meg King, director of the PTA program. "They represented the bulldog nation with pride!"

The Holmes PTA program is housed on the Grenada Campus, and the first cohort of 14 students selected for the two-year program began during the 2015-2016 school year. 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.

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 myking@holmescc.edu.