Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant assists the physical therapist in implementing treatment programs according to a plan of care. The PTA trains patients in exercises and daily activities, conducts treatments using special equipment, administers modalities and other treatment procedures and reports to patient responses to the PT.
Physical Therapist Assistants are employed in all types of health care facilities and clinics as well as home health, public schools and educational organizations. They may also have their own individual practice. Starting salaries vary considerably depending on type of facility.
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What does it cost?
Admission to the PTA is highly competitive and is based on grade point averages, interviews, references, experience and other evidence of potential success for the Program. Admission to SWOSU does not guarantee admission to the PTA program, although applicants are awarded 0.33 points per technical support course taken at SWOSU. All technical support courses must have been taken within the past seven years from the date of application.