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Associate in Physical Therapist Assistant

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Do you dream of a career where you can help people rehabilitate from injuries, disorders, or disabilities? Physical therapist assistants provide skilled interventions to clients of all ages with musculoskeletal, neurological, pain and movement disorders. Through using techniques such as therapeutic exercise, ambulation, and physical agents and by educating individuals in wellness and rehabilitation, physical therapy practitioners help restore and maintain function that allows patients to more fully participate in activities of daily life. Physical therapist assistants can work in school systems, fitness centers, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, hospitals, and outpatient clinics throughout the state of Utah and other locations.

A Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Provo College gives you the education you need to begin your healthcare career with confidence. With the average graduation time of 21 months, you’ll quickly complete your Physical Therapist courses and jump into an in-demand career. Please contact us today and find out more information about our school and how you can earn your Physical Therapist Assistant Degree.

Physical Therapist Assistant graduates are trained in:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Kinesiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Musculoskeletal orthopedics
  • Health, disease, and disabilities
  • Rehabilitation activities

Graduates of the Provo College Physical Therapist Assistant Program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide competent, entry level care to patients receiving physical therapy under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Understand and demonstrate professional, ethical and legal behavior.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills adequate to pass the national licensing exam.

Average program length:

Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting – 21 months

The Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program at Provo College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;  email: accreditation@apta.org;  website: http://www.capteonline.org.

 

CAPTE Annual Accreditation Report Graduation Rates:

2013 – 89.2%
2014 – 76.5%
2015 – 84.4%
2016 – 90%

Licensure Examination Rate :

2-year average on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) as reported by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) = 2014-2015: 96.30%.

*100% pass rate for the PTA Class of 2015 and the PTA Class of 2016!

Employment Rate:
The employment rate of those graduates seeking employment that were employed within one year of graduation is 98.21% (55/56), averaged over two years (2015 and 2016).

2015 employment rate is 96.55% (28/29 graduates).

2016 employment rate is 100% (27/27 graduates).