Associate of Applied Science
Accredited by the Commission in Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. You will treat patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to help them regain movement, manage pain, and return to doing things that are important to them. Treatments provided by PTAs may include exercise, ultrasound, manual techniques, and educating patients and family members. PTAs may also be involved in prevention of injuries and promoting health and wellness.
This program has additional entrance requirements. You must complete all requirements to be accepted into the program.
This program provides you with the knowledge and skills required to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination for PTA.
- Students will be able to communicate with and educate patients, caregivers, and others involved in patient care.
- Students will be academically prepared to practice under a physical therapist’s supervision in various settings.
- Graduates seeking positions in the field of physical therapy will be successfully employed.
- PTA faculty will provide contemporary education to meet the diverse needs of student learners.
- The PTA program will satisfy the employment needs of the communities we serve.
|Graduation Rates (per CAPTE methodology)||86.7%||66.7%||76.7%|
|First-Time Licensure Pass Rates||57.1%||58.3%||57.7%|
|Ultimate Licensure Pass Rates||64.3%||75.0%||69.65%|