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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Physical Therapist Assistant

Give relief and improve physical function

If helping others to overcome pain or to make strides against their limitations sounds like a good career fit, physical therapy could be inspiring and rewarding work. Austin Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program gives you the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences to help patients regain physical capabilities, recover independence, and improve quality of life. You’ll learn to treat adults and children using: exercises, manual techniques, researching skills, physical agents, and various tests and measures to track patient progress. Upon completion you will be ready to take the national licensing exam.

Career Information

As a physical therapist assistant, you’ll help patients regain their optimal level of physical function. Your work will help patients recover from - and often avoid surgery for - diverse ailments to the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems. Thanks in part to an aging population, this “hands on” field of patient care is expected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations.

Job titles

Physical therapist assistants work in a variety of settings, which include hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, and sports training facilities.

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Program Accreditations

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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Academic Awards

Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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