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Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program

Miramar, FL

Play a Key Role in Giving Patients Back Their Lives

Watching a 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. A patient’s goal will become the team’s goal, and they will experience his or her achievements first hand.


  • 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.*

Whether you're new to the field of physical therapy or studied kinesiology; you can find the education, practice and support needed to pursue this hands-on career with Concorde's Miramar campus.


Career 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.


Program Overview

In Concorde’s 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.


Now Enrolling

Concorde's Miramar campus is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help patients recover after surgery or injury to regain mobility and freedom
  • Prepare for career opportunities in clinics, private practices, rehab care, in-home care, and more
  • Complete the associate degree program in as few as 21-months*

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session with Concorde Career Institute today to find out if the pharmacy technician diploma program is right for you!

 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for physical therapy assistants and aids 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

21* Mo

Program Length

32%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

78.0

Credit Hours

360

Lab Hours

720

Clinical Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

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

You will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience to help you pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant. Your coursework is intense and challenging; and your instructors, program director and campus staff are dedicated to support you along the way.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Elements of Human Communication
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Functional and Applied Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab
 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

The national demand for physical therapist assistants is expected to grow over the coming decade.

 
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm  Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

Where Can a Physical Therapist Assistant Work*

  • Inpatient hospital settings
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Government hospitals
  • Convalescent hospitals
*Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

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

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.