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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS

Pathway: Medical Sciences

Program Length: 6 Semesters

Location: Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation

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PTA Program Courses

THESE ARE SOME OF THE COURSES YOU WILL TAKE


Effective 26 April 2022, The Physical Therapist Assistant Program /Pikes Peak Community College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706- 3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Joseph Miller, PT, DPT, DSc at 719-502-3486 or email joseph.miller@ppcc.edu. 
 
Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.

Examines the basic patient care skills for the healthcare practitioner.

This course investigates the impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities resulting from a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

This course examines the theory and principles of physical therapy with an introduction to assessment, management techniques and advanced physical therapy procedures as they relate to neurologic conditions and amputee rehabilitation.

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Learning Outcomes

Examines the theory and principles of physical therapy with an introduction to assessment, management techniques and advanced physical therapy procedures as they relate to neurologic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions.

Implement a comprehensive treatment plan developed by a physical therapist promoting optimal outcomes for patients.

Demonstrate effective oral, written, and nonverbal communication in a culturally competent manner with patients and their families, colleagues, other health care providers, and the public.
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Job Growth

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The overall employment of PTAs is expected to grow 26% from 2018-2028, much faster than the average U.S. occupation (Bureau of Labor Statistics). The need for more PTA jobs is due in part to an aging population and a greater need for physical therapy care.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor Statistics

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