Physical Therapist Assistant



Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant (All Campuses)

Associate of Science Degree

104 Quarter Credits / 1600 Clock Hours / 82 Weeks

Program Description:

Offered at Miami Campus, Homestead Campus, Hollywood Campus, West Palm Beach Campus

Dade Medical College’s Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is designed for students seeking entry-level positions as Physical Therapist Assistants. Theoretical and practical experience in the classroom and labs are supplemented by three clinical rotations.  The program prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in a variety of health care settings, including rehabilitation facilities, schools, long term care, home health care, pediatrics, acute care hospitals, orthopedics, and sports medicine clinics.

Program Objectives:

It is the purpose of Dade Medical College’s Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program to provide those enrolled with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to function effectively as a PTA. The Physical Therapist Assistant program has established specific goals and student learning outcomes that are closely evaluated and modified as needed to best serve the students, the community, and to comply with the standards of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as support the Dade Medical College mission and goals.

Core Course Descriptions:

PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant
PTA 102 Kinesiology
PTA 103 Pathophysiology for PTA
PTA 104 Functional Techniques and Modalities
PTA 106 Therapeutic Exercise I
PTA 107 Pharmacology for PTA
PTA 108 Neurological Rehabilitation
PTA 110 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures I
PTA 112 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures II
PTA 114 Physical Therapy Tests and Measurements
PTA 116 Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
PTA 118 Clinical Experience I
PTA 120 Clinical Experience II
PTA 122 Clinical Experience III
PTA 124 Physical Therapist Assistant Test Review


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