About this course
The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares its graduates to provide skilled direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Goals of treatment include relieving pain, improving strength and mobility, and helping patients to attain maximum function. Physical therapist assistants are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, sports medicine clinics and home health care agencies.
Graduates must take the state licensure examination for physical therapist assistants. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Physical Therapist Assistant degree requires a minimum of 68.5 credits in program requirements and general education.