Gain skills to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses, regain mobility, and manage pain.
Learn how to treat patients using a variety of techniques, including using devices and equipment and help educate patients and their families.
Complete your degree in as few as 21 months of study.
Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work with Physical Therapists (PTs) to meaningfully impact the lives of clients through treatment of impairments in physical strength, mobility or balance resulting from injury to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, arthritis) or aging.
Watching a patient walk for the first time after an auto accident brings a great feeling of personal satisfaction that can be even more gratifying when shared with an entire rehabilitation team. A patient’s goal will become the team’s goal, and they will experience his or her achievements first hand. Patients are often thankful for literally receiving their lives back.
In Concorde’s physical therapist assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions. The program includes hands-on training and externships, teaching therapeutic exercises, functional, mobility and ambulation training, and activities of daily living.
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Curriculum
Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant in as few as 21 months. When you graduate, you’ll be able to serve effectively in a variety of settings supporting physical therapy treatments.
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Elements of Human Communication
- Human Growth and Development
- Functional and Applied Anatomy
- Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Pathology for the PhysicalTherapist Assistant
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab