About this course
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to prepare the student to be a skilled health care technician who works under the supervision of a physical therapist. Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession involved in helping patients to preserve, develop and restore optimal function. The curriculum emphasizes “hands on” learning, professionalism, practice ethics and direct patient care. Students have the opportunity to participate in three supervised clinical affiliations for 640 hours of off-site learning.
The goals of this program are to:
- teach students how to safely administer, document and bill treatment interventions;
- teach students how to accurately perform tests and measures;
- develop effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills; and
- provide students with opportunities to participate in activities to promote the profession, social responsibility and the professional culture of continuing education.