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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed healthcare
providers who assist in delivering high quality physical therapy
services under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist (PT).
A combination of clinical practicum rotations and other learning
experiences including use of technology and online instructional
enhancements, lectures, discussions, small group activities and
guided laboratory practice prepares graduates to be employed in a
variety of clinical settings. This multidimensional educational
approach fosters development of individual responsibility and
professional behaviors leading to successful lifelong learning.

Accreditation: the physical therapist assistant program at Elgin
Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in
Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314, telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Additional Program Details

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Transfer Credits to 4 Year University

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