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Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Taylor College will train students to acquire the knowledge, clinical competency, and integrity to positively impact their patients and their profession. The 72-credit curriculum includes general education and technical physical therapist assistant courses as well as practical clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to apply to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for the Physical Therapist Assistant (in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice Act, Chapter 486.102 and Chapter 64B17-3) to become licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Physical Therapist Assistants function as members of the health care team providing patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. They provide treatment to patients with various diagnoses to relieve pain and/or improve function. PTAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports teams, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and other qualified facilities.
The Program Director for the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Taylor College is Tammarie Frese, MSHA, BS, AAS, ACCE, PTA. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (352)245-4119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Role as a Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses, regain movement, and manage pain. PTAs are responsible for implementing patient treatment plans through a variety of techniques such as therapeutic exercises, stretching, balance training, and soft tissue mobilization. Physical agents commonly used include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, lumbar and cervical traction, hydrotherapy, and diathermy. PTAs educate patients on the use of special equipment, such as a TENS unit, as part of their treatment plan. Other functions include preparing the treatment area, cleaning equipment, scheduling appointments, and ordering supplies.
Most Physical Therapist Assistants work in physical therapy clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health care and academia.
Months Program Length
- Taylor College Physical Therapist Assistant Program Goals and Outcomes
- 2021-2022 PTA Student Financial Fact Sheet
- Physical Therapist Assistant Program Outcome Data 2021 as reported to the Commission for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Retention and Placement for Physical Therapist Assistant
- O*NET OnLine – Physical Therapy Assistant Career Exploration and Job Analysis
- Essential Functions for a PTA
- Admissions Criteria
For more information about our tuition costs, graduation rates, gainful employment, and median debt for students completing the program, please visit this page.
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Careers in Focus: Physical Therapist Assistant
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Get Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs with Your Taylor College Education
With a Taylor College education, you’ll have opportunities to apply for physical therapist assistant jobs to some of the most highly sought-after medical employers in the state. Here are just a few of the companies who have hired our graduates:
- Buffalo Crossings Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
- Chatham Glen Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
- Cora Physical Therapy
- Life Care Center of Ocala
- Rehab Staffing Solutions
- Strive! Physical Therapy Center at Ocala Health
Physical Therapist Assistant Accreditation Information
Taylor College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits. Its approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs. When you attend an ABHES-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Taylor College is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: email@example.com. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 352-245-4119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to apply to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for the Physical Therapist Assistant (in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice Act, Chapter 486.102 and Chapter 64B17-3) to become licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
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|Introduction to Ethics||3|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|Introduction to Physical Therapy||2|
|Introduction to Physical Therapy Lab||1|
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|Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab||2|
|Fundamentals of Treatment I||3|
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|Therapeutic Modalities Lab||1|
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|Physical Therapy Clinical Education I||4|
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|Fundamentals of Treatment III||5|
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|Physical Therapy Clinical Education II||4|
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*Some courses included in this program are instructed in a distance learning (online) format.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for Financial Aid information.