Physical Therapist Assistant Program Main Page
Physical therapy is a health profession that provides services to help individuals restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent disabilities. Physical therapy professionals work in a variety of settings from hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation units, home health, schools, and nursing homes. The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist.
Salaries for the PTA vary; according to the US Department of Labor states the average salary is between $34,000 and $42,000 annually. For more information on the job outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants, visit the US Department of Labor website at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos 167.htm .
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Northeast Texas Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
SELECTION PROCESSApplication and admission to the PTA program is a multiple phase process.
RETENTION, EMPLOYMENT, & LICENSURE RATES
Average retention rate of program students is 90%; Licensure rates over the past 3 years are 100% with all graduates employed within 6 months of graduation.
All information sessions will be in the University Health Sciences Center, room #246.
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This page last updated by N. Wilson on 11/12/2014
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