Program Facts

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.

Available at our Memphis campus location.

Program
Overview

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work with physical therapists (PTs) to help treat impairments in physical strength, mobility or balance resulting from injury to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, arthritis) or aging.

Watching your patient walk for the first time after an auto accident brings a great feeling of personal satisfaction that can be even more exciting when shared with an entire rehabilitation team. In Concorde’s CAPTE-accredited* physical therapist assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to support patients during physical therapy programs. 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 Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab

*The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College-Memphis is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; Website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 901-761-9494 or email KNovak@concorde.edu