Physical Therapist Assistant

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Become a PTA in 18 months + an internship

Do you like helping people? Want to be a difference-maker? Enjoy being active? Then a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant might be your calling.

As a Physical Therapist Assistant major, you’ll learn how to deliver physical therapy services as described in a plan of care; communicate effectively with those involved in patient care, in an appropriate and professional manner; demonstrate sound clinical judgment; perform appropriate therapeutic intervention; and much more.

Our PTA program has one purpose and one purpose only––to prepare you to work as a physical therapist assistant. The PTA feild is a growing field. In fact, according to the Department of Labor, PTA jobs are projected to grow by 30% through 2026.

What makes Central Penn’s Physical Therapist Assistant program unique?

  • Small class sizes with individualized attention
  • Accepts students twice per year
  • Accelerated terms so that you can earn your degree faster
  • Caring, dedicated faculty who will help you succeed
  • Two locations: daytime at Summerdale and evening at Lancaster
  • Hands-on, real-world learning, including an internship
  • High placement rate – More than 90% of our grads are employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation, according to our latest one-year graduate survey.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Program at Central Penn College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 717-728-2315 or email nicolepatterson@centralpenn.edu.