Physical Therapist Assistant
Reopening guidance for the Physical Therapist Assistant program in-person safety guidelines
Students enrolled in laboratory courses for the Physical Therapist Assistant program will return to campus for Fall 2020 which begins August 24, 2020.
Students enrolled in a clinical class will report to their assigned clinical facility as allowed.
Guidelines will be distributed to students by the program faculty prior to classes starting in August. All lecture components of the program will remain online through the Fall 2020 term.
Physical therapist assistants are skilled healthcare workers who carry out patient treatment programs under the direction of the physical therapist. Duties of the assistant include: the application of various physical agents (ice, heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation), massage, gait training and therapeutic exercise to relieve pain and restore function.
Seminole State College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program is a five-semester, limited-access, lock-step program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), American Physical Therapy Association.
Graduates of this program:
- Receive an Associate in Science (A.S.) Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree.
- Eligible to take the state licensure examination.
Physical therapist assistants are in demand in Florida.