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Physical Therapist Assistant: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the physical requirements for the program?
Physical Therapist Assistant is a physically demanding occupation. You will spend most of the day on your feet and will be lifting and moving patients/clients as well as equipment. Walking requirements vary depending on the setting, but usually involve walking throughout a facility treating patients. The Physical Therapist Assistant program itself also involves lifting and moving people and equipment. Students will learn by doing and by practicing on fellow students. All students are required to read and sign a statement of physical abilities, declaring that they have the physical and cognitive abilities necessary to be successful in the program and in the workplace.

  1. How do I arrange clinical observations?

  2. Can I attend the program part-time?

  3. I have completed all of my general education courses. Can I complete the Physical Therapist Assistant program in less than two years?

  4. I have a job. Can I keep it?

  5. What are the physical requirements for the program?

  6. Can I choose where I go for clinicals?

  7. Where will my clinicals be?

  8. Do I have to take the licensing examination in order to work as a PTA after graduation?

  9. How do I get an application for the PTA program

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