Earn your Physical Therapist Assistant degree at CVTC! You will help people of all ages improve their mobility and relieve pain and disability caused by disease or injury. If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can help others improve their function, becoming a physical therapist assistant is the right choice.
The program will teach you how to do the following under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist:
- Implement treatment programs
- Teach patients to perform exercises
- Conduct treatments using special equipment
You will gain the following skills:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Application of heat/cold
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Electrical stimulation
- Neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary treatment skills
You will have a clinical experience as part of the program to apply foundational elements, knowledge, and technical skills required of the entry-level physical therapist assistant in various practice settings.
After completion of the program, you will be prepared to work in a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, or other healthcare facility.