The Physical Therapist Assistant Program includes lecture and supervised laboratory courses in physical therapy science and procedures, as well as clinical experiences designed to prepare the graduate to become a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. PTA perform physical therapy treatments and other duties under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. The Program is designed to prepare skilled technical health workers to perform various treatment procedures delegated by the Physical Therapist including modalities, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic exercises, training the patient to use special equipment, and providing patient education to prevent further physical problems. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
More information is available online through the Physical Therapist Assistant Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.