Program Facts

Gain skills to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses, regain independent mobility and function, and manage pain.

Learn how to treat patients using a variety of techniques, devices and equipment.

Prepare to educate patients and their families about supporting recovery, healing and regaining independent mobility.

Complete your degree in as few as 21 months of study.

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. They help patients recover from neurological, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary-related injuries and illnesses.

PTAs are also involved with injury prevention and promoting health, wellness and fitness in a wide range of populations.

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 and II
  • 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 Institute –Miramar is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 954-731-8880 or email VNieto@concorde.edu.