Program Facts

Gain skills for 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.

Program
Overview

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 becomes the team’s goal, and they will experience his or her achievements first hand.

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.

Course topics for the physical therapist assistant program include:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Functional training
  • Mobility training
  • Ambulation training
  • Activities of daily living

Accreditation Statement

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College–San Diego 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 619-688-0800 or email MRiley@concorde.edu.