Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science

Play a Key Role in Giving Patients Back Their Lives

Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science

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Program
Overview

Program Overview

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work with Physical Therapists (PTs) to meaningfully impact the lives of clients through treatment of impairments in physical strength, mobility or balance resulting from injury to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, arthritis) or aging.

Watching a patient walk for the first time after an auto accident brings a great feeling of personal satisfaction that can be even more gratifying when shared with an entire rehabilitation team. A patient’s goal becomes a PTA’s goal, and PTA’s experience his or her achievements first hand. Patients often thank their PTA for literally giving them back their lives.

In Concorde’s CAPTE-accredited** physical therapist assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions. The program includes hands-on training and externships†, teaching therapeutic exercises, functional, mobility and ambulation training and activities of daily living.
Block Transfer Opportunity Available

PROGRAM FACTS

Skill Building

Skill Building

Gain skills to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses, regain mobility, and manage pain.

Versatile Curriculum

Versatile Curriculum

Learn how to treat patients using a variety of techniques, including using devices and equipment and help educate patients and their families.

Flexible Class Schedules

Flexible Class Schedules

Complete your degree in as few as 20 months of study.*

Skill Building

Skill Building

Graduates of qualifying degree programs may be eligible to block transfer 18 credits and earn their degree sooner.

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Curriculum

Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant in as few as 20 months.* When you graduate, you’ll be able to serve effectively in a variety of settings supporting physical therapy treatments.

Course topics for Concorde’s Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science program include:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Functional training
  • Mobility training
  • Ambulation training
  • Activities of daily living

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Does physical therapy sound like a career you’d love? Get in touch with Concorde Aurora today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you.

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