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.) degree and are eligible to take the state licensure examination.
Physical therapist assistants are in demand in Florida.