Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate in Science (A.S.)
The PTA program at FGC is a competitive, selective admission program following a 1+1 model. In phase I students complete all pre-requisite courses and are then eligible to apply for Phase II. Phase II consists of 3 full-time semesters (fall, spring, and summer). Students will develop an understanding of human disease, functional anatomy and kinesiology, therapeutic techniques, orthopedic and neurological illnesses, pediatric interventions, and application to patient care in multiple settings. The program concludes with fourteen weeks of full-time clinical work practice. Graduates of this program earn an Associate of Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants. Passing of this examination results in licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Florida Gateway College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305-3085: telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (386) 754-4460 or email Christine.McLaughlin@fgc.edu
FGC Main Campus and clinical experiences within the five county district of FGC.
Monday-Thursday 8:30-3:00 with additional time after classes and on Fridays for lab practice and testing
Varies and ranges from $32,500 to $48,500.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, PTA positions are expected to grow by 26% between years of 2018-2028 (much faster than average). PTAs have opportunities to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, home health agencies, the school system, and academic institutions.
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