Physical Therapist Assistant
This program prepares the individual to become a physical therapist assistant (PTA) who is able to perform selected components of intervention and data collection under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
The curriculum combines general education and physical therapy courses. Various facilities are utilized for clinical experiences. The graduate is eligible to sit for the national licensing examination for the physical therapist assistant. Enrollment in this program is limited; therefore, a selective admissions process is followed.
Students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each required general education course; a minimum grade of “C” in each required PTA didactic course; and a grade of pass in each clinical practicum course to complete the program.
CPR requirements must be attained by completing a program-approved CPR course prior to enrolling in the first physical therapist assistant course and must be kept current throughout the program.