About this course
The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge to provide treatments that improve patients’ mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or lessen physical disabilities. Students will learn physical therapy interventions, data collection techniques, and how to follow a physical therapy plan of care. They will also learn to effectively educate and communicate with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.
Physical therapist assistants work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Duties may include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living, performing manual treatments, and administering modalities such as an ultrasound.