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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields among allied health professions with one of the highest rates of satisfaction. High salaries, multiple practice settings, and opportunities for professional advancement make the field an attractive one. A movement science lab provides students with a hands-on education in TCC’s nationally accredited physical therapist assistant program. And the demanding curriculum will prepare you for a broad range of career opportunities — from acute care hospitals to public schools.

Semesters:
5
Credits:
67
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Physical Therapist Assistant

TCC’s nationally accredited physical therapist assistant program includes three clinical rotations and qualifies graduates to sit for the national licensing exam, administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Studies include: kinesiology, pathological conditions, therapeutic interventions, and orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation.

Additional Program Information:

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 757-822-7251 or email mbasinger@tcc.edu.

CAPTE

Admission to the physical therapist assistant program requires a separate application in addition to general admission to the college.

To qualify for this competitive program, you will need to complete and submit your application by April 15 for fall admission.

Applicants must also attend an information session, which is held the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 4:00 p.m. in the Regional Health Professions Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the physical therapist assistant program.

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Almost every student is employed before completing the program. TCC has a 100% pass rate the last two years for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy licensure exam.

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Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • enjoy working with people
  • have the physical strength to transport, move or lift patients
  • don't mind working on your feet

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