Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) have been assisting Physical Therapists since 1969. PTAs work under the direction of a Physical Therapist to provide outstanding patient care. Central Penn College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program strives to develop skilled paraprofessionals through education that stresses problem-solving, critical thinking and independent skill performance to ensure that our graduates will provide quality care to the public in a positive and professional manner.
This degree program will help students gain an appreciation of diversity in healthcare by using an applied approach to understand the anatomy of the human body, disease processes that affect the body and the principles of rehabilitation. Our students learn to provide services under the direction of a Physical Therapist in an ethical, safe and effective manner.
Our PTA program is available for students who are taking daytime classes on our Summerdale campus and students who are taking evening classes at our Lancaster Center.
Central Penn’s hands-on learning lab will empower you to implement treatment programs developed by a Physical Therapist and teach patients, family members and caregivers how to safely and efficiently perform selected treatment procedures and functional activities.
Want to learn more about studying to become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Central Penn? Call the admissions office 18007592727 to attend an information session, or use our ‘Request Information’ box to the right-you’ll hear from us soon! To hear what others have to say, we encourage you to like us on Facebook, or connect with us on Twitter. We love to answer questions and provide additional information in a format that works for you.
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