The physical therapist assistant (PTA) plays a key role in a patient's recovery from injury or disease of the neurological or musculoskeletal systems of the body under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. PTAs are employed in hospitals, outpatient care clinics, rehabilitation facilities, home health agencies, nursing homes, and school systems, among others.
The PTA curriculum can be completed in five academic semesters, including clinical field work. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree as a physical therapist assistant and is eligible to apply for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination.
Applications for Fall 2021 are due April 1, 2021.