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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Updated April 2012


Are you interested in a dynamic career in health care?
Do you like the idea of helping people recover from injury and illness?
A career as a Physical Therapist Assistant may be for you!

So, what is a Physical Therapist Assistant?

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems, or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Care provided by a PTA may include teaching patients/clients exercise for mobility, strength and coordination, training for activities such as walking with crutches, canes, or walkers, massage, and the use of physical agents and electrotherapy such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.


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*Accreditation Notice:

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Norwalk 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:  accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.