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Physical Therapist Assistant
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
Our Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares individuals, under the supervision of a physical therapist, to implement physical therapy treatment care plans, train patients, conduct treatment interventions, use equipment, and observe and record patient progress. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, principles and procedures of physical therapy, basic neurology and orthopedics, physical therapy modalities, documentation skills, psychosocial aspects of health care, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, working with orthoses and prostheses, and personal and professional ethics.

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program will prepare you to work, under the supervision of a physical therapist, with physically impaired persons to help reverse adverse effects of physical disability. The therapist and assistant work together to provide appropriate therapeutic intervention and communication within the health care team. We offer an excellent education that prepares each student to pass board exams and to be a successful PTA.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Physical Therapist Assistant program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.

Our Graduates

Our graduates of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, upon completion of board exams, are able to enter the workforce right away in a variety of settings as a Physical Therapist assistant. We have over 130 active affiliation agreements all over Indiana that are consistently looking for PTAs, where most of our graduates currently work!

Transfer Partners

While credits earned in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program do not directly transfer to a Physical Therapist Program Degree, talk to your transfer advocate for more information about other transfer opportunities within the healthcare field.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Degree

Associate of Science
(69.5 credit hours = 5 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec Phys Ther Int” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

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