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Physical Therapist Assistant

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 21 months*

As a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), you can work with a Physical Therapist (PT) to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses, regain mobility, and manage pain. Being involved in the direct care of patients, PTAs get to observe patients before, during, and after therapy. Physical Therapy Assistants report observations to the PT, help with specific exercises, treat patients using a variety of techniques, including using devices and equipment and help educate patients and their families.

Impact Your Community Through Your Work

Our Physical Therapy Assistant associate degree program helps prepare students with hands-on training and externships, teaching therapeutic exercises, functional, mobility and ambulation training, and activities of daily living. Find a Physical Therapy Assistant program near you at one of our campuses in California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.

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Do you dream of a chance to change lives through a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant? Concorde’s healthcare classes can prepare you to support patient therapy treatment and plans as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Find the program that’s nearest you, learn the requirements, and get started on a new career today.

*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length

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Curriculum

Curriculum

The Physical Therapist Assistant training at Concorde emphasizes real-world experiences that can prepare you from Day 1 to serve effectively in a variety of settings supporting physical therapy treatments.

Classroom-to-career skills training

Concorde's Physical Therapist Assistant program equips you comprehensively through an emphasis on:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Functional training
  • Mobility training
  • Ambulation training
  • Activities of daily living

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Physical therapist assistant jobs are projected to grow at a higher-than-average rate of 29 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers and an increase in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Find out more about what a career in physical therapy looks like.

*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029

Where can a physical therapist assistant work?

Physical therapist assistants can benefit a variety of work settings, including:

  • Inpatient hospital settings
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Government hospitals
  • Convalescent hospitals

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

Additional Info

Below you will find campus-specific information about the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

CAPTE PTA Program Data:

CAPTE Physical Therapist Assistant Program Data

Student Learning Outcomes for the Campus of Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Diego, Aurora, Jacksonville, Miramar, Kansas City, San Antonio, and Dallas:

Student Learning Outcome Data

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Accreditaion

Garden Grove

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College-Garden Grove is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 714-703-1900 or email JGeurts@concorde.edu.

North Hollywood

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College - North Hollywood is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 818-766-8151 or email YVerba@concorde.edu.

San Diego

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College-San Diego is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 619-688-0800 or email MRiley@concorde.edu.

Aurora

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College-Aurora is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 303-861-1151 or email APaez@concorde.edu.

Kansas City

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College - Kansas City is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 816-531-5223 or email VAlexander@Concorde.edu.

Jacksonville

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 904-725-0525 or email LHurtak@concorde.edu.

Miramar

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career Institute - Miramar is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 954-731-8880 or email VNieto@concorde.edu.

Dallas

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College - Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 469-221-3400 or email bchandler@concorde.edu.

San Antonio

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College-San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 210-428-2000 or email DBartels@concorde.edu.