Physical Therapist
Assistant Program

Earn your associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in as little as 21 months and start helping people get back on their feet and in the game!

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.

Program Overview

A Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Provo College gives you the education you need to begin your healthcare career with confidence. With an expected graduation time of 21 months, you’ll quickly complete your Physical Therapist Assistant courses and jump into an in-demand career.

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.

Accreditation

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: [email protected]; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 801-818-8910 or email [email protected]

CAPTE Annual Accreditation Report Graduation Rates:

2017 - 22/24 students, 91.7%
2018 - 44/52 students, 84.6%

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) = 2016-2017: 97.96%.

2016 – 27/27 passed 100.00%
2017 – 21/22 passed 95.5%

Employment Rate:

The employment rate of those graduates eligible for employment and seeking employment that were employed as Physical Therapist Assistants within one year of graduation is 100% (47/47), averaged over two years (2016 and 2017).

2016 employment rate (27/27 graduates) - 100%
2017 employment rate (20/20 graduates) - 100%

What do I need to do to start?

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