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Overview

The demand for physical therapist assistants is expected to be high, and job prospects are very good for the future, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.(1)

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Remington College’s 24-month(2) Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree program (3) helps to prepare you for this challenging and rewarding healthcare specialty area by offering a program of classroom study, hands-on labs, and planned clinical education experiences.

This Associate Degree program will allow you to develop skills in key physical therapy interventions, assist with the treatment of select patients in a student clinical setting under the supervision of licensed physical therapy practitioners, and prepare for your board exam to become a licensed physical therapy assistant in the state where you choose to work.

(1)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm
(2)Program completion timelines may vary based on individual performance/circumstances. Individual results may vary. Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(3)The Physical Therapist Assistant degree program at Remington College – Cleveland Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Telephone: 703-706-3245. Email: accreditation@apta.org. Website: www.capteonline.org.
Adapted from:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm
OH Reg #11-01-1958T

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Program Mission & Goals

The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is to provide relevant classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences to prepare individuals to practice as a physical therapist assistant under the supervision of a physical therapist.

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Our program offers you an opportunity to learn how to:

  • Perform selected treatment techniques under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Use testing and measurement techniques appropriate to the plan of care established by the physical therapist.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, colleagues, and other healthcare providers.
  • Act professionally and ethically within the APTA Code of Ethics and Standard of Conduct.


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Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapist assistants is projected to grow 40 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Growth will be driven by an increased demand for physical therapy services and the expanding role of physical therapist assistants and aides.

What tasks are typically performed in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs?

  • Help patients learn and perform rehabilitative exercises
  • Perform ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and mechanical traction therapies
  • Provide balance and gait training
  • Record patients’ progress

Is licensing required for Physical Therapist Assistant careers?

Physical therapist assistants must be licensed by their state in order to practice. Many states require physical therapist assistants to earn an associate degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant degree program and pass the National Physical Therapy Exam.

What key skills are helpful for pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant career?

Physical therapist assistants should be good with people, detail oriented, and physically able to help patients through exercises. One important quality for a physical therapy assistant to possess is a desire to help those in need.

Associate degree programs in physical therapist assistant training generally last two years and include a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. If you want to build an in-demand career helping others, consider enrolling in a physical therapist assistant training program.(2)

(1)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.
(2)Program completion timelines may vary based on individual performance/circumstances. Individual results may vary. Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Qtr Credit Hrs
Associate or Lower - Level Core Curriculum
PTA1111  Medical Terminology  3.00
PTA1113  Introduction to Physical Therapist Assisting  3.00
PTA1221  Anatomy and Physiology for Mechanical Structures  3.00
PTA1222  Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures  3.00
PTA1331  Physical Therapy Fundamentals  6.00
PTA1334  Kinesiology  3.50
PTA1333  Anatomy and Physiology for Visceral Structures  3.00
PTA1441  Pathophysiology  3.00
PTA1443  Therapeutic Exercise I  3.00
PTA2451  Geriatrics  3.00
PTA2561  Pharmacology  3.00
PTA2562  Human Growth and Development  3.00
PTA2564  Therapeutic Exercise II  3.00
PTA2566  Pediatric Physical Therapy  2.50
PTA2571  Rehabilitation  6.00
PTA2572  Physical Therapist Assistant Capstone  3.00
PTAX54  Clinical I  4.50
PTAX74  Clinical II  7.00
PTAX85  Clinical III  9.50
Associate or Lower-Level General Education
GE1118
Introduction to Psychology
6.00
GE1218 Oral Communication 6.00
GE1418
English Composition
6.00
GE1813
College Math
3.00
GE1814
Principles of Biology
4.00
Total 100
Program Summary

Physical therapy provides services to patients and clients of all ages who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. The physical therapist assistant works under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and provides treatments in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, school systems, outpatient clinics, and private practices. A physical therapist assistant must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant education program from a college or university to be eligible to take the state board licensing exam. The objective of this Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as physical therapist assistants. This Program requires completion of a minimum of 100credit hours, including any transfer credits that have been accepted. Program completion normally requires 24 months for full-time students. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is delivered in a system of eight three-month quarters, which are delivered in a hybrid format. Some courses are delivered residentially and some courses are delivered via distance education (i.e., on-line). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.5 in the program in order to progress through the program. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

 
The Physical Therapist Assistant degree program at Remington College - Cleveland Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Telephone: 703-706-3245. Email: accreditation@apta.org. Website: www.capteonline.org.
Adapted from:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm
OH Reg #11-01-1958T

Applicant, Acceptance, and Matriculation Summary Information:

Applicant, Acceptance, and Matriculation Summary Information:

Below is the applicant, acceptance and matriculation summary information for the Physical Therapist Assistant degree program for the two most recent years as of November 2016.

Cohort Start Date Applicants Accepted Matriculated
January 2015 15 14 13
July 2015 15 13 13
January 2016 15 13 13
July 2016 14 11 11

Outcomes Information: Graduation Rate*

Cohort Start Date January 2012 January 2013 Two Year Average
Number of Students Matriculated: 25 22 47
Number of Students Who Did Not Complete Due to Death/Severe Disablement/Active Military Duty, Health/Family Issues, or Other Reasons: 3 1 4
Number of Students Available for Graduation: 22 21 43
Number of Students Who Did Not Complete Due to Academic or Clinical Deficit: 5 4 9
Number of Students Who Graduate Outside of 150% of Program Length: 1 0 1
Number of Students Who Graduated Within 150% Program Length: 16 17 33
Graduation Rate: 72.7%

(16/22)

81.0%

(17/21)

76.7%

(33/43)

*This information was updated on 11/30/2016 and reflects the data as reported to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The outcomes information is updated annually after submission of the Annual Accreditation Report to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Additional student achievement outcomes data is available at http://studentinfo.remingtoncollege.edu/ .

Outcomes Information: Exam Pass Rate*

Graduation Year 2015 2016 Two Year Average Rate
Number of Graduates Who Attempted the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE): 19 11 30
Number of Graduates Who Passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE): 17 10 27
National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) Pass Rate: 89.5%

(17/19)

90.9%

(10/11)

90.0%

(27/30)

*This information was updated on 11/30/2016 and reflects the results reported to Remington College by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) on 11/30/16. The data in the FSBPT report is current as of 11/03/16

Outcomes Information: Employment Rate*

Cohort Start Date January 2012 January 2013 Two Year Average
Number of Graduates that Passed the National Physical Therapy Examination Exam (NPTE): 12 17 29
Number of Graduates that passed the National Physical Therapy Examination Exam (NPTE) and were employed as Physical Therapist Assistants within one year of graduating: 12 14 26
Employment Rate: 100%

(12/12)

82%

(14/17)

90%

(26/29)

*This information was updated on 11/30/2016 and reflects the data as reported to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The outcomes information is updated annually after submission of the Annual Accreditation Report to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Additional student achievement outcomes data is available at http://studentinfo.remingtoncollege.edu/ .

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Physical Therapist Assistant

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. The Physical Therapist Assistant degree program at Remington College – Cleveland Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Telephone: 703-706-3245. Email: accreditation@apta.org. Website: www.capteonline.org. Adapted from:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm

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