Play a Key Role in Helping Patients Recover from Injury
- Gain skills 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.
Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work with physical therapists (PTs) to help treat 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 exciting when shared with an entire rehabilitation team. In Concorde’s CAPTE-accredited* physical therapist assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to support patients during physical therapy programs. 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
Think you’d make a great physical therapist assistant? Get in touch with Concorde Memphis today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you.
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.
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Elements of Human Communication
- Human Growth and Development
- Functional and Applied Anatomy
- Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab
CAPTE PTA Program Data:
Student Learning Outcomes for Memphis
Job opportunities for physical therapist assistants is forecast to grow as demand for physical therapy treatment rises.
- 33% National Job Growth projected from 2019-2029
- 30% Job Growth in Tennessee projected from 2018-2028
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
Accreditation and Licensure
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College-Memphis is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 901-761-9494 or email KNovak@concorde.edu