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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment, handicaps and disability. The Physical Therapist Assistant will also perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • normal human anatomy and physiology
  • human anatomy and physiology
  • the consequences of disease or injury
  • physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span.

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy. Upon passage of the national PTA Examination, the candidate may become licensed by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, wellness facilities,rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics and public school systems.

CCC&TI offers the following the program in this area:

Select the link below to access the online catalog for the Plan of Study, Course Descriptions and other information about this program.