PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
If you like to help people and want to work in the medical field, our Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program may be for you. The PTA program will prepare you to work, under the supervision of a physical therapist, with physically impaired persons to help reverse adverse effects of physical disability. The therapist and assistant work together to provide appropriate therapeutic intervention and communication within the health care team. You will learn to administer therapeutic and psychosocial support for individuals with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, vascular or other physiological dysfunctions.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Physical Therapist Assistant program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Students that apply for Summer 2011 admission and all applicants thereafter will be using the new admission/selection guidelines
Associate of Science (69.5 credit hours = 5 semesters)
NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.
Physical Therapist Assistant programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:
East Central (Muncie)
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)