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Physical Therapist Assistant

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 21 months*

Play a Key Role in Giving Patients Back Their Lives

  • Gain skills for to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses, regain mobility, and manage pain.
  • Learn how to treat patients using a variety of techniques, including using devices and equipment and help educate patients and their families.
  • Complete your degree in as few as 21 months of study.

Program Overview

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work with physical therapists (PTs) to meaningfully impact the lives of clients through treatment of impairments in physical strength, mobility or balance resulting from injury to the musculoskeletal system, neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, arthritis) or aging.

Watching your patient walk for the first time after an auto accident brings a great feeling of personal satisfaction that can be even more gratifying when shared with an entire rehabilitation team. Patients will thank you for literally giving them back their lives.

In Concorde’s CAPTE-accredited physical therapist assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions. The program includes hands-on training and externships, teaching therapeutic exercises, functional, mobility and ambulation training, and activities of daily living.

Take the Next Step Now

Does being a PT assistant sound like a career you’d love? Get in touch with Concorde Kansas City today to find out if our physical therapist assistant associate degree program is right for you.

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Curriculum

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Curriculum

Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant in as few as 21 months. When you graduate, you’ll be able to serve effectively in a variety of settings supporting physical therapy treatments, including outpatient settings (sports, orthopedic and specialized rehabilitation centers), inpatient acute care hospital and rehabilitation departments, skilled nursing facilities, wellness centers, home healthcare and more.

Course topics in the physical therapist assistant program include:

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

Career Outlook

Job Outlook

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.

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

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, Ste 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.