Become a Physical Therapy 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 Therapy Assistant Program gives you the skills to work in a variety of settings, with all types of patients. Physical Therapy 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.
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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 (2012-2015)
Graduation Year 2012 2013 2014 2015
Retention Percentage 90% 78% 82% 68%
Ultimate NPTE Pass Rate 89% 79% 77% 80%
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%
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