Associate of Applied Science – Physical Therapist Assistant

Play a Key Role in Helping Patients Recover from Injury

Associate of Applied Science – Physical Therapist Assistant

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Program
Overview

Program Overview

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work with physical therapists (PTs) to help treat impairments in physical strength, mobility or balance resulting from injury to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, arthritis) or aging.


Watching your patient walk for the first time after an auto accident brings a great feeling of personal satisfaction that can be even more exciting when shared with an entire rehabilitation team. In Concorde’s CAPTE-accredited** physical therapist assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to support patients during physical therapy programs. The program includes hands-on training and externships,ᶛ 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 21 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.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Elements of Human Communication
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Functional and Applied Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab

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Think you’d make a great physical therapist assistant? Get in touch with Concorde Memphis today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you.

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