Physical Therapist Assisting

Physical Therapist Assisting

Program Tabs

Program Overview

Physical Therapist Assisting involves working with a Physical Therapist to help patients recover more quickly, become stronger and move better in achieving rehabilitation goals.

A PTA's responsibilities include:

  • Working with patients suffering from injury or disease, causing physical impairments that require treatment intervention to relieve pain and heal damaged tissue
  • Assisting in the treatment of patients to improve range of motion, strength and functional mobility
  • Using physical, mental and emotional skills to help patients reach their potential

Employment opportunities are available in outpatient physical therapy offices and clinics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Physical Therapist Assistants**

Program Cost

Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting: $9,517 - $12,285*

Median Salary

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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

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Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates

 

 

 

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education logoThe Physical Therapist Assistant Program at GateWay Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: capteonline.org.

Additionally, GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

The Graduation, Employment and Pass Rates document contains information for recent PTA students at GateWay.

Contact Us
Caroline Delgado
Healthcare Program Advisor
(602) 286-8183
Lucy Granillo
Healthcare Program Advisor
(602) 286-8185
Peter Zawicki, P.T., M.S.
Program Director, Physical Therapist Assisting
(602) 286-8476
Kirsten Berdahl-Klug, PT, M.Ed.
Faculty Developer, Faculty, Physical Therapist Assisting
(602) 286-8520
Jessica Goodman, PT, DPT
Faculty, Physical Therapist Assisting
(602) 286-8589
Laura Safa, P.T.A., B.A.
Faculty, Physical Therapist Assisting
(602) 286-8514
Jennifer Brown
Nursing/Healthcare Advisor
(602) 286-8052