Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant
Help Patients Live Their Best Lives
The career path of an Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Physical Therapist Assistant is a great choice for those who have a passion for helping others on the road to recovery.
In these career fields, you will have the opportunity to address the needs of a wide variety of people. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), you can directly help people with fine motor daily living and working skills. Or, as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), you can assist people with a wide-range of medical conditions that limit mobility or inhibit the ability to perform functional activities.
The work of both assistants is often completely life changing for their patients. Additionally, these professions are incredibly rewarding with a career path full of opportunity and growth.
South College is here to help you reach your career goals by giving you the instruction you need to prepare for pursuit of your OTA or PTA career. Request more information now or read more about our programs below.
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
- South College Asheville, South College Knoxville, South College Nashville
- Through immersive classroom and clinical instruction, you’ll develop the skills necessary to work in tandem with an occupational therapist, helping patients to overcome difficulties and live a healthier, fuller life. Upon completion of your degree, you will have gained valuable experience that is necessary to provide meaningful therapeutic strategies for children, adults, and seniors living with a wide variety of conditions.
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
- South College Asheville, South College Knoxville Parkside, South College Nashville
- Through both classroom and in-the-field clinical training, you’ll develop the skills you need to assist physical therapists in delivering treatment plans that help patients from athletes to military veterans regain function, strength, and control. This course of study covers all aspects of physical therapy, including sports medicine, pediatrics, acute care, outpatient orthopedics, rehabilitation, extended care, and assisted living.
Success at South College
They worked with me to get my transcripts in and classes scheduled and planned in a very short amount of time. This allowed me to complete all of my pre-requisites in one quarter and then begin the PTA program.
South College is providing me the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful program and receive the education and training I need to be a successful occupational therapy assistant.
I am a constant question person and their office hours are very flexible. If they are not here they make an effort to meet you. There is a very positive environment here.