Favorable physical therapy assistant programs in the U.S. include those from Wallace Community College, Daytona State College and South University in Savannah. These programs have accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
The Wallace Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program combines modern and traditional teaching techniques to help students develop the skills needed for health care. Students acquire clinical skills through patient interactions in diverse environments. Course focus includes medical terminology and neuroscience. Students completing the program receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree, which enables them to sit for licensure in any state of their choice.
The South University Physical Therapist Assistant Program provides students with effective communication skills and knowledge of the profession’s core values. It allows students to practice clinical skills in different settings and helps them evaluate and correct substandard performance. This associate degree program covers courses including composition, habilitation and therapeutic exercise. The college requires applicants to complete prerequisite coursework before joining the program.
Daytona State College has a limited access Physical Therapist Assistant Program that requires continuing enrollment approval at different stages. The program strives at incorporating scientific fundamentals into clinical practice. It covers courses such as modalities, pathology and human anatomy. The college accepts applications during the month of September.