Physical Therapy Assistant

Program Disclaimer:

CBT College is not enrolling in this program. We have put our CAPTE Accreditation process on hold.

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The physical therapist assistant degree program at CBT College typically lasts for two years. During this time, students will learn the skills and knowledge that are necessary to assist physical therapists. You will need to take various courses to help you prepare for a career as a physical therapist assistant; you will also receive hands-on experience that gives you the training necessary for the real-life experiences you could encounter.

Some of the courses you will be required to take while enrolled in our physical therapist assistant degree program include:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Algebra
  • English
  • Physiology and more…

CBT College is currently seeking accreditation for a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. Before you can seek certification as a physical therapist assistant, the accreditation application for this program must be approved; however, some physical therapist offices will hire individuals who do not have certification.

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The main objective of the physical therapist assistant degree program at CBT College is to help you fully develop the important qualities that are necessary to become a physical therapist assistant. Some of those qualities include: interpersonal skills, compassion, physical stamina, detail orientation, and dexterity.

As a physical therapist assistant, you will work with patients who need to improve their mobility, assistance overcoming a physical disability, and patients who need help with pain relief. The courses and hands-on training that you receive through our physical therapist assistant degree program will help you:

  • Educate patients and their family on post-treatment care
  • Use stretching, massages, and other techniques to treat patients
  • Operate walkers and other equipment or devices that a patient could need
  • Take notes on the observations you have made pertaining to patient care before, during, and after their treatment
  • Assist patients with exercising and more…
Once you have successfully completed the physical therapist assistant program at CBT College, you could begin searching for employment opportunities. The median annual salary for a physical therapist assistant is $52,160. You could apply for positions in hospitals, with home health care service providers, in physician offices, at skilled nursing home facilities, and more.
The job outlook for physical therapist assistants is great. In fact, there is an expected 41 percent job growth for physical therapist assistants over the next few years.

CBT College has four (4) conveniently located campuses throughout Miami-Dade County. All locations are national accredited by ACICS.

CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.
2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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