Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits Required for Graduation: 70.00

Program Overview

Physical therapy is a health profession with the primary purpose of promoting optimal human health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. The physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a technical health worker who carries out many patient treatments under the supervision of a physical therapist.

The Mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Western Technical College is to: provide evidence-based contemporary education in a collaborative environment that result in graduates who are an effective, productive and a valued member of the healthcare team.

Philosophy Statement: The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Western Technical College is committed to future patients and the profession thru excellence in the classroom which will then transfer to the clinical setting.



Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Western 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.