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Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Physical Therapist Assistants assist physical therapists in delivering treatment plans that help patients from athletes to military veterans regain function, strength, and control. Demand for Physical Therapist Assistants is high, which gives you the opportunity to specialize in a field that aligns with your interests and professional goals.

Pursue your Physical Therapist Assistant degree at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s PTA career today.

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Degree Features

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

  1. Program Duration

    24 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants

  3. Location

    Earn your Physical Therapist Assistant degree in Atlanta!

  4. Accreditation Status

    Seeking approval from CAPTE

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like South College Promise and others—are available to those who qualify.

Industry Outlook

Physical therapist assistants work alongside physical therapists to help people improve their mobility and strength. If you’re interested in a rewarding  career, our AS in Physical Therapist Assistant program can provide the training you need to work with physical therapists in areas such as acute care, rehabilitation, sports medicine, pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, extended care, and assisted living. In addition to our PTA associate degree program, South College offers a BS in Health Science (Post-Physical Therapist Assistant) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy for students interested in becoming physical therapists.

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant at South College can help equip you to launch a career as a physical therapist assistant in as little as two years. With demand for physical therapy high, now is a great time to pursue your dreams of obtaining a Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree from South College. Through both hands-on classroom and in-the-field clinical training at local facilities, our program can teach you the skills required to assist physical therapists in helping patients from athletes to military veterans regain physical function, strength, and control.

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Accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, phone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected], is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

South College-Atlanta is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. On June 1, 2021, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

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