Physical Therapist Assistant

Become a Physical Therapist Assistant and put healing in motion for your patients! Helping them reach their long term goals will be Life.Changing. for you and them!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

 

Like helping others?  Don't want to sit at a desk all day? We didn’t think so!  The Physical Therapist Assistant Program gives you the skills to work in a variety of settings, with all types of patients.  Physical Therapist Assistants work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist, sometimes helping patients through exercises, educating them about their condition, collecting data on their progress, and performing treatments and/or modalities such as massage, heat, light, ultrasounds, water, and electrical stimulation.  Helping a patient down the path to becoming physically independent and free of pain through physical therapy is truly Life.Changing! Start your program and learn how you can become Life.Changing. for someone today!


After graduation, you will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination and find employment in a hospital, clinic, sports medicine clinic, school system, home health agency, or long term care center.

 

What you will learn:
  • Modalities such as heat, light, ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual therapies such as massage, range of motion and stretching techniques
  • Gait training including the use of crutches, canes and walkers
  • Various tests for orthopedic and neurological patients

 

Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Physical Therapist Assistant Program details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in a school system, a Physical Therapist Assistant in a private clinical practice, or a Physical Therapist Assistant in a hospital or nursing home!

 

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Program Outcomes (2013-2016)

Graduation Year                              2013      2014      2015      2016

Retention Percentage                    78%       82%       68%       59%

Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate              79%       77%       81%       87.5%

Employment Rate                           100%     100%     100%     100%

 

Acceptance and Matriculation Rates

Indian Hills Community College accepts up to 40 students in the PTA Program each Fall. 

 Year Acceptance Matriculation
 2017  25 23
 2016  70 29
 2015  71 34
 2014  73 37
 2013 63 39

 

CONTACT US

Still have questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Caroline!

Caroline Peyrone, DPT, Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant
(641)683-5271 or (800) 726-2585 x5271
Caroline.Peyrone@indianhills.edu