Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares you to be a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). A PTA is a health care worker who assists the Physical Therapist. PTAs administer treatments to patients working under the supervision of, and as an assistant to, a physical therapist. Treatments may include administering active and passive manual exercises and modalities such as massage, heat, light, ultrasound, water, and electrical stimulation to patients with relatively stable conditions. Duties include motivating and assisting patients in learning and improving functional activities, observing patients, and recording observations. 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.
Entry: Fall Term
Length: 7 terms (21 months)
Program: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
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Caroline Peyrone, DPT, Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5271 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5271