Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Program Information:

 The program outcomes of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program are to prepare graduates who will provide physical therapy interventions commensurate with the needs of the patients/clients in their care as determined by the plan of care developed by the Physical Therapist.

The graduate will be a life-long learner with skills reflective of clinical and administrative standards practiced in an ethical and legal manner as defined by the State of Ohio practice act and in accordance with the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant of the American Physical Therapy Association.

The PTA academic faculty and clinical instructors will work with all students to assist in achieving their career goals as they progress through the curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Program outcomes will be the source of guidance and assessment for meeting the mission of the college, the program and the profession. Upon successful completion of the PTA program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree.




Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.