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Prepare for a job as a physical therapist assistant and receive an Associate Degree in as few as 19 months.

At a Glance

  • 在短短19个月内获得副学士学位,并准备参加全国物理治疗考试(NPTE)。*

  • Hands-on training in physical therapist assisting.

  • Offered at two locations includingNVandCA.

  • Affordable tuition varies by location,learn more now.

About the Program

What Will I Learn

The basic areas of study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program include anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, human movement and movement disorders. Carrington’s curriculum provides a broad base of knowledge covering issues related to the muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments and tendons. The program concludes with an externship during which students practice physical therapy interventions on patients in a variety of health care settings.

卡灵顿物理治疗师助理项目为学生在物理治疗师的监督下作为入门级的开业医生做准备。在卡灵顿,学生们将正式教学、实验室实践和临床实践相结合。

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program earn a PTA associate’s degree and are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for PTAs*. To work as a physical therapist assistant in California, graduates must also pass the California Law Examination (CLE), which relates to the practice of physical therapy.

Upon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to document data collection, interventions, and patient/client responses
  • Interact skillfully with patients, families, and other health care providers while promoting optimal outcomes
  • Differentiate the appropriate actions to employ in emergency situations
  • Distinguish the appropriate skills to perform routine entry-level physical therapist assisting in a professional setting
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior consistent with valuing the differences among patients, families, and other healthcare providers

*学院不保证学生将成功通过这些考试,或在完成课程后获得认证或许可。

Carrington College Physical Therapist Assistant Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes as reported in the 2020 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Annual Accreditation Report. To learn more about our Public Comment Policy, pleaseclick here.

Campus 2019-2020
2-Year Graduation Rate
2019-2020
2-Year Employment Rate
Boise 77.78% 90.00%
Las Vegas 80.49% 94.59%
Mesa 88.46% 94.12%
Pleasant Hill 100.00% 93.18%

Licensure Examination Pass Rate

物理治疗师助理项目为毕业生从事一种需要通过执照考试的职业做准备。如果您对这些费率的计算有疑问,请联系所列的代理机构。卡灵顿学院的通过率可在国家物理智力对突尼斯直播比赛治疗委员会的网站上查询。

For the Boise, ID campus,click here.

For the Las Vegas, NV campus,click here.

For the Mesa, AZ campus,click here.

For the Pleasant Hill, CA campus,click here.

Locations

We’re proud to offer our program in physical therapist assisting at four locations.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Pleasant Hill, California

To learn more about how you can earn a PTA associate’s degree, request more information.

Career Opportunities

Here are some Career Highlights for physical therapist assisting:

  • A more active aging population will result in a higher demand for physical therapist services.
  • An increase in chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity will require physical therapist assistants to help patients maintain their mobility.
  • Medical and technological advancements should permit an increased percentage of trauma victims and newborns with birth defects to survive, creating added demand for therapy and rehabilitative services1.

Physical therapist assistants work in a variety of settings, with many working in the private medical offices of physical and occupational therapists and hospitals. Other places physical therapist assistants can work include doctor’s offices, skilled nursing facilities and home health care organizations1.

Cost & Financial Aid

教育是一项重大投资,但它是对你未来的投资。每个学生来卡灵顿都有独特的经济需求。智力对突尼斯直播比赛卡灵顿学院致力于帮助您实现您的教育目标。我们参与了大多数财政援助项目,包括联邦和州,以及私人融资。每个项目都有不同的要求和申请说明。符合条件的学生可以获得学生贷款、助学金和奖学金。

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see theAcademic Catalog.

The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.


PTA Program Financial Fact Sheets

Student Life at Carrington College

我们知道上大学是一大步。但教育可以是建设更美好未来的第一步。你的老师、管理人员和同学们会帮助你,如果你在前进的道路上遇到了困难。智力对突尼斯直播比赛卡灵顿学院提供很多优秀的学生支持服务,旨在帮助你取得成功。

Student Finance

From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid2.

Tutoring and Study Groups

为了帮助你完成学业,你的老师和学生成功中心的工作人员经常提供辅导,或者你可以加入一个开放的学生学习小组。

Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork

Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.

Career Services

After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.

Accreditation and Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found athttp://www.accjc.org/.

The Physical Therapist Assistant programs at the Boise, Las Vegas and Pleasant Hill campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:accreditation@apta.org; website:http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please contact the program director at each location: Boise- Dr. Jonathan Bird(208) 672-0752orJBird@www.cod-corp.com, Las Vegas – Mr. William Dent (702) 688-4142 orWilliam.Dent@www.cod-corp.com, and Pleasant Hill – Mr. Kevin Daly (925) 405-8137 or atKDaly@www.cod-corp.com.

The Physical Therapist Assistant programs at the Mesa campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:accreditation@apta.org; website:http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information seehttp://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Amy Norton (480) 717-3524 orANorton@www.cod-corp.com.

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visitwww.cod-corp.com/accreditation.

Read Our Career Guide On Physical Therapist Assisting

理疗师助理为理疗师提供帮助和支持,以照顾和治疗因受伤或疾病而寻求更大灵活性的个人。

Physical Therapist Assistant FAQ

物理治疗师助理是做什么的?

Physical therapist assistants, sometimes referred to as PTAs, work under the supervision of physical therapists to help patients regain movement and manage pain resulting from an injury or illness. A PTA works directly with patients to help them complete exercises and therapies.3

成为理疗师助理需要多长时间?

Physical therapist assistants typically complete an associate degree.4Carrington College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program can be completed in as few as 19 months.

What do you need to be a physical therapist assistant?

According to the BLS, All states require physical therapist assistants to have an associate’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and to be licensed or certified.4注册通常需要通过国家物理治疗考试的物理治疗师助理。一些州要求申请者通过一项有关本州法律的考试,该法律规范了理疗师助理的执业。

What degree do you need to be a physical therapist assistant?

According to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, physical therapist assistants must have an associate degree from a program approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.5

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Disclaimer

*学院不保证学生将成功通过这些考试,或在完成课程后获得认证或许可。要在加州做物理治疗师助理,毕业生还必须通过加州法律考试(CLE),这与物理治疗的实践有关。

  1. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm#tab-3
  2. 符合条件的学生可以获得学生贷款、助学金和奖学金。
  3. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm#tab-2
  4. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm#tab-4
  5. https://www.fsbpt.org/Free-Resources/NPTE-Candidate-Handbook/Eligibility-Requirements