The Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree from Bryant & Stratton College provides graduates with the foundation to operate as a Physical Therapist Assistant in a number of settings within the medical field.
PTAs provide treatment and assistance to physical therapists with patients of all ages who require care and treatment from a number of ailments. Graduates of the PTA degree can find themselves in outpatient clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practices, home health agencies, schools and even athletic facilities. PTAs often find themselves teaching patients and clients exercises which focus on increasing strength, mobility and coordination.
Students in Bryant & Stratton College’s PTA program will go through an in-depth classroom learning experience which focuses on two integrated clinical experiences and two full-time, terminal clinical experiences which address a variety of settings. Students gain experience in key theories and skills required in the field to ensure graduates are prepared to offer impactful treatment through client and patient-centered care.
Upon completion of the PTA degree program at Bryant & Stratton College, and once the program is accredited, graduates will be eligible to sit for the NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam) for PTAs.
Effective May 4, 2016, the Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at Bryant & Stratton College have been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
To learn more about the courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree program, please refer to our course catalog.