With the South College Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program in Asheville, Knoxville or Nashville, you can get the education you need to become a physical therapist assistant or PTA. Pursue your Physical Therapist Assistant degree at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s PTA career today.
24 months (full-time)
Available for qualified applicants
Earn your Physical Therapist Assistant degree in Asheville, Knoxville or Nashville!
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—are available to those who qualify.
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.
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.
The South College Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program offered at the Asheville, Knoxville and Nashville campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, 703-706-3245, www.capteonline.org). The next review is scheduled for 2023 (Asheville) and 2024 (Knoxville/Nashville). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please contact Pam deMent (Asheville) at (828) 398-2527/[email protected], Samantha Harris (Nashville) at (629) 802-3125/[email protected], or Don Reagan (Knoxville) at (865) 251-1839/[email protected].