Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist to help implement treatment programs that help to improve a patient’s mobility, alleviate functional limitations, and prevent or correct disabilities. PTAs can assist patients who want to overcome conditions such as pain, arthritis, orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, medical illness, pediatric problems and conditions related to aging.
This challenging and popular program runs for 5 consecutive semesters (2 years) beginning each fall. Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to take the national licensing exam and apply for state licensure.
If you are curious about the field, consider taking ALHN124 Career Exploration in Physical Therapy. This class will help you learn more about what the job entails and the opportunities available in the field.
As a physical therapist assistant, you may serve in many types of settings, including schools, private offices, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient clinics and long-term care facilities. You may work with patients of all ages.
Higher than average job growth is expected for this career, and physical therapist assistants often rank among the highest in the country for best health care jobs and most satisfying jobs.
The program offers an Associate Degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.
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Contact the Program Coordinator
John Myers, PT, DPT, MBA
Room HS 223G
Clinical Education Coordinator
Carrie Chapman, PT, DPT, MS
Room HS 223 E
Our Physical Therapist Assistant courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs: