Overview

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

What you'll learn

Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the lifespan.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics and public school systems.

Only letter grades of “C” or higher in non-PTA courses and PTA courses with a grade of “B” or higher will count toward completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

Accreditation Status

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Nash Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please contact 252-451-8481 or email almilks594@nashcc.edu.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program has a selective admissions process.
For detailed information about the program, please contact Health Sciences Advising.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program has a selective admissions process.

For detailed information about the program, please contact Health Sciences Advising.

Physical Therapist Assistant

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