If you want to help people in a hands-on way, training to be a Physical Therapist Assistant could be perfect for you!
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to effectively implement treatment based on the established plan of care and treat a variety of patient populations from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Not only is this career personally rewarding, it’s also a smart choice for those who have an eye on the future. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, employment for PTAs is expected to grow 40* percent from 2014–2024.
*Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Learn from the best. Aside from our institutional accreditation the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Western Tech is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the instution/ program directly, please call Suzanne Nolan at 915- 231-4935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Consistent Schedule. We know how important having a consistent schedule is for your success. Our regular schedule will help you complete this program in just 23 months. You’ll learn all the necessary skills, ethics, body science, and fundamentals you will need to work in this selfless field and become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.
Clinicals. Throughout the program, you will be exposed to a Real World setting and receive hands-on training at an approved clinical site. Your licensed clinical instructor (a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant) will supervise you and provide you feedback while you demonstrate your ability to problem solve and critically think while practicing patient care.
Licensure Examination. Once you graduate from the Physical Therapist Assistant program, you may be eligible to take the PTA National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) and apply for state licensure.