About this course
A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a healthcare provider working under the direction of a Physical Therapist. The PTA is involved in the treatment of individuals with muscular, skeletal, cardiopulmonary, and nervous system disorders. The PTA may also be involved in injury prevention or programs specifically targeted toward individual or group wellness. The PTA is able to provide physical therapy services as specified in a care plan developed by a Physical Therapist.
Treatment program implementation may include therapeutic exercise, ambulation training, activities of daily living, and administration of physical agents such as heat and cold. Craven Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
- Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have a recognized equivalency.
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