PTA Degree Requirements

PTA Degree Requirements

Students will become skilled technical health workers who assist the physical therapist in patient treatment. They will develop knowledge & skills in the appropriate use of equipment & exercises associated with various physical therapy treatments.

In order to accomplish these tasks, the major utilizes a combination of basic science and non-science course work coupled with health education courses specifically designed for the physical therapist assistant. The program culminates with a full semester of clinical experience.

The size of each entering class is limited so that optimal clinical experiences and practical application situations can be maintained.

Students are admitted into the program only during the fall semester and must progress through the program in the prescribed manner.

Students are required to attend a mandatory PTA specific orientation. Program faculty review the PTA Student Handbook at orientation.  Students have access to the PTA Student Handbook via CANVAS beginning in PT100 (Introduction to Physical Therapy) and throughout the program.

Clinical affiliations are maintained over a wide geographical area. Students may be required to make special housing and transportation arrangements during the clinical phase.

For the Associate in Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant, a minimum of 68 credits is required.