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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants play an important role in the rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries. Through the use of therapeutic modalities, exercise and other techniques, physical therapy aids patients in the relief of pain and discomfort as well as assists individuals with disabilities in restoring optimal functioning. Students enrolled in this program are prepared to perform entry-level physical therapy procedures and related tasks under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Clinical experiences in a wide variety of health care facilities are included.

Employment opportunities are rapidly increasing in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, schools, patients’ homes, sports medicine clinics and private practices.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for the Physical Therapist Assistant administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapist Programs at CCAC

physical therapy students

If you would like to learn more about these programs click on the links below to go to the CCAC Online Catalog.

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