Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to provide students with the experiences and knowledge necessary to function as an integral part of the rehabilitation team.
Graduates will work under the supervision of a physical therapist in treating neurological and orthopedic disorders utilizing treatments such as therapeutic exercise, hot and cold modalities, electrical stimulation, and gait training. Employment opportunities for physical therapist assistants may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, outpatient and sports clinics, and schools. Learning experiences include classroom and laboratory activities as well as directed clinical practice under the supervision of a clinical instructor. The Physical Therapist Assistant graduate will be eligible to take the licensure examinations required by the State of Ohio. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program is selective. Applicants must complete observation in the field and demonstrate readiness for college algebra and English. A detailed list of admission criteria may be obtained by contacting the program director.