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Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 21 months*

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.

Program Overview

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.

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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.

  • 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:

CAPTE Physical Therapist Assistant Program Data

Student Learning Outcomes for Memphis

Student Learning Outcome Data

Career Outlook

Job Outlook

Job opportunities for physical therapist assistants is forecast to grow as demand for physical therapy treatment rises.

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

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: accreditation@apta.org; Website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 901-761-9494 or email KNovak@concorde.edu