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Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant - Atlanta

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What can I do with an Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Atlanta?

Physical Therapy Assistant Certified Physical Therapist Assistant Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant Physical Therapist Assistant Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

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Keys to Success

In addition to strong mathematical and analytical skills, a commitment to delivering excellent patient care is vital to success both in this program and in your career. You must be able to maintain professionalism with patients, families, and healthcare providers. Working independently and as part of a team are both essential, as are critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic.

Through our strong relationships in local healthcare environments, South College provides students with robust, hands-on clinical training, helping you develop real-world experience. Classroom training supports the clinical aspect of the program with experienced instructors who can provide students with individual attention, and clinical rotations provide a mentor-driven learning experience. Tutors and practice labs are also available to help you hone your skills.

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Accreditation or Approval

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org 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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Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success At South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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