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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Overview

If you enjoy helping others and are comfortable with people of all ages, you have the foundation necessary to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant at Keiser University. The hands-on program will train you to assist in the management of conditions such as arthritis, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, sports injuries, cerebral palsy, cardiac and pulmonary pathology, and other types of injuries and/or pathologies.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Objectives

This program is designed to train students to implement treatment programs as directed by a physical therapist; competently perform data collection skills necessary for a plan of care; effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with health care team members and patients; participate in patient education as directed by a physical therapist; and demonstrate a commitment to learning. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) needed for licensure.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant program may pursue entry-level positions in settings such as:

  • Offices of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and audiologists
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • School systems

Contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Degree Levels Available: Associate of Science
*Programs and delivery format vary by location.
  • Having gone to Keiser University, I have a reason to wake up every day. I have a purpose.

    -Lyndsey C. Keiser University Physical Therapist Assistant Graduate
  • Keiser University Physical Therapist Assistant Graduate

    …Thank you for imparting all your wisdom on us this past year. You are one of the best teachers I have ever had. Your passion for therapy and your drive to be the best in the field were inspiring. I appreciate you always keeping up with the latest techniques, and teaching us through a more hands on approach, in order to best prepare us for the job as PTAs. The exam results are in, and it looks like all the hard work has paid off! I am excited to begin my career as a certified physical therapist assistant.

    – Makenzie A. Keiser University Physical Therapist Assistant Graduate


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