Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
Expected to begin in fall 2020, the Associate of applied science in physical therapist assistant^ (PTA) program at Trine University will prepare students to perform interventions under the supervision of a physical therapist (PT) with the goal of improving the lives of their patients who have physical impairments and disabilities. The program will be located in the Health Sciences Education Center located at 1818/1819 Carew St., Fort Wayne, Ind., with a state-of-the-art physical assessment laboratory and top-of-the-line classroom technology.
Explore the courses for the PTA program.
PTAs work with PTs and other health care professionals in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health care and skilled nursing facilities. PTA students will learn data collection, delivering and modifying interventions, documentation, and effective communication skills with patients, their families, and other health care professionals. They will demonstrate sound clinical judgement and the understanding and significance of cultural and individual differences.
Graduates will enter one of the fastest growing health care occupations where $46,920 was the median salary in 2017 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The PTA program application period begins April 2019 and closes in March 2020 for its charter class. Learn more about our admission requirements for the PTA program.
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