Associate of Science in
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Hodges University
Enjoy A Rewarding Career As A Physical Therapy Assistant
In the accelerated and interactive Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, you will receive the training needed to work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal and/or neuromuscular deficits, diseases, or disorders. As a PTA, your role is critical to the implementation of the Physical Therapy plan developed by the Licensed Physical Therapist.
Why You’ll Love PTA Work
Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, you may
- Treat patients through exercise, gait, and balance training.
- Perform other therapeutic interventions such as electro-stimulation and ultrasound.
- Observe patient progress and report findings to the physical therapist.
- Assist patients with specific exercises.
- Educate patients and families about what to do after treatment.
Additionally, you can experience
- Intensive, limited cohort PTA program offered on On-Campus. Daytime Schedule >> Monday-Friday.
- Limited enrollment, fast-paced, accelerated daytime program.
Hodges is the Right Choice!
- The Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
- Program Outcomes - Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program
- Accelerated Program that may be completed in two years or less!
- AA in Health Sciences is offered in a Blended format, while the PTA program is available at our Fort Myers Campus.
- Receive Hands-on Training in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art Health Sciences facility.
- Internships at Clinics that provide real-life experience
- Faculty are well-respected, experienced professionals credentialed, and accomplished in their fields of expertise.
- Support of Faculty and Staff devoted to helping you realize your dreams.
Why Choose A CAPTE Accredited Program for Your Degree?
“CAPTE is the gold standard when it comes to accreditation,” said Dr. Cindy Vaccarino, PT, DPT, the PTA program director. “It’s the only Physical Therapy accreditation agency that is recognized by both the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.”
Currently, there are only 371 PTA programs nationally that have earned this accreditation. Hodges PTA students can complete the program in less than two years, thanks to its accelerated, daytime program.
Program Tuition Fee
Area I: Physical Therapist Component
Physical Therapist Assistant Core
- Musculoskeletal Disorders/ Pathology w/ Lab
- PTA Principles & Procedures w/ Lab
- Kinesiology/A&P for the PTA w/ Lab
- Neurological Disorders w/ Lab
- Modalities w/ Lab
- Therapeutic Exercise I w/ Lab
- Therapeutic Exercise II w/ Lab
- Clinical Internship I
- Clinical Internship II
- PTA Seminar
- PTA Capstone w/Lab
Total Physical Therapist Assistant Core: 40
Health Sciences Component
- Biology I w/ Lab
- Anatomy and Physiology I w/ Lab
- Anatomy and Physiology II w/ Lab
- Medical Terminology
Total Health Sciences: 15
Area II: General Education Component
- Intermediate Algebra
- English Composition I
- English Composition II
- Critical Thinking
- General Psychology
Total Liberal Arts Component: 18