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2-year Associate Degree
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Gear Up for a Rewarding Career as a Physical Therapist Assistant

Qualify for an entry-level physical therapist assistant role in this booming field. 

Why Choose Germanna

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to meet the requirements leading to professional licensure in the state of Virginia and the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE), which is required for licensure in all states.

Career Options in the field of Physical Therapist Assisting

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant: treat patients through exercise, massage, gait and balance training, and other therapeutic interventions. 
  • Medical Office Assistant: medical support professionals responsible for performing day-to-day administrative duties to support an efficiently operating medical practice.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Collecting and reviewing data to administer evidence-based interventions
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Licensing readiness
  • Health concepts
  • Physical therapy concepts
Course Highlights
PTH 105: Introduction to Physical Therapist Assisting
PTH 151: Musculoskeletal Structure and Function
PTH 225: Rehabilitation Procedures

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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Review all of Germanna's Physical Therapist Assistant program requirements and get step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

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