If you enjoy helping others and are comfortable with people of all ages, you have the foundation necessary to pursue an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant at Keiser University. The hands-on program will train you to assist in the management of conditions such as arthritis, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, sports injuries, cerebral palsy, cardiac and pulmonary pathology, and other types of injuries and/or pathologies.
This program is designed to train students to implement treatment programs as directed by a physical therapist; competently perform data collection skills necessary for a plan of care; effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with health care team members and patients; participate in patient education as directed by a physical therapist; and demonstrate a commitment to learning. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) needed for licensure.
Graduates of the A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant program may pursue entry-level positions in settings such as:
- Offices of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and audiologists
- Long-term care facilities
- Home health agencies
- School systems
Contact Keiser University today to learn more about how we can help you accomplish your educational and career goals!