Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants help patients regain physical abilities, recover independence, and improve their quality of life. This program equips you with an understanding of exercises, manual techniques, researching skills, and methods for tracking patient progress. Upon completion you’ll be ready to take the national licensing exam.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, phone 703-706-3245, www.capteonline.org).

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  • Physical Therapist Assistants

    Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

    Hourly Wage: $32.46

    Currently Employed: 437

    Projections:

    437 people are employed as Physical Therapist Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 14.19% over the next four years.

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