Program Goals

The goals of the physical therapist assistant program are to develop graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

  • Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists
  • Provide care in a safe, legal and ethical manner
  • Provide care in a sensitive and compassionate manner
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non-verbally including accurate written communication and documentation
  • Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience
  • Function as integral team members and participate in the team process.
  • Demonstrate appropriate decision making
  • Transition to successful employment as PTAs