Student Specific Objectives
The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant
A physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a member of the health care team who, under the supervision and direction of the physical therapist, helps patients "get back on their feet again". The PTA has completed an accredited two-year associate degree program, and in most states, is licensed via successful completion of a national exam.
Places of Employment
Opportunities for employment exist across the United States in a variety of settings.
PTAs work in:
- Sub-acute Rehabilitation Centers
- Nursing Homes
- Home Health Agencies
- Public Schools
- Out-Patient Clinics
Current Accreditation Status
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at River Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.