Associate In Physical/Occupational Therapist Assistant Programs

Physical therapist (PT) assistants provide physical therapy services to patients recovering from injuries. Occupational therapy (OT) assistants are similar in that they support patients through hands-on rehabilitative work. Both roles are subject to the direction and supervision of a licensed PT or OT therapist.

An associate’s degree in physical or occupational therapy assisting offers the training necessary to enter the field. An associate’s degree is also a great first step towards earning a bachelor’s degree.

There are plenty of online, campus, and hybrid programs available for those interested in pursuing a physical therapy assistant or occupational therapy assistant associate’s degree. Use the links below to navigate our list of degrees.

An associate’s degree often takes about two years to complete, sometimes less, depending on the school. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

ECPI University

ECPI University – Accredited By SACS

Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting: “At ECPI University’s College of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI), you earn an AAS in Physical Therapist Assisting in just 1.5 years through MCI’s year-round program. This program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge required to work under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in the rehabilitation process. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of physical modalities such as heat, ice, ultrasound, traction, massage, and electrical stimulation to help decrease pain, increase motion, and improve function.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

South University

South University – Accredited By SACS

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant: “You want to help people work their way back to health and wellness. Put your compassion and people skills to work with a career in physical therapy, with the AS in Physical Therapist Assistant degree program at South University. Our associates degree program topics include: theory of physical therapy; comprehensive training on treatment; educating patients; and communicating with people in need. A degree in Physical Therapist Assistant can do more than improve your life. It’s a meaningful way to improve the life of others, too.” Click Here to request information about this program.

Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant: “Upon completing the AAS degree at South University, you’ll be able to translate the knowledge you gained from your courses to pursue work as a PTA. This program is designed to prepare you to assist physical therapists in implementing treatment programs according to a plan of care, training patients in exercises and activities of daily living, conducting treatments using special equipment, administering modalities and other treatment procedures, and reporting to the physical therapist on the patient’s responses.” Click Here to request information about this program.

Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant: “South University’s 2-year AS in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program courses are carefully selected and designed to prepare you for helping patients develop day-to-day independence and essential life skills. Throughout the occupational therapy assistant degree program, the topics you’ll study include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, medical conditions, occupational analysis, occupational therapy in mental health, and occupational therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.” Click Here to request information about this program.

Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant: “Upon earning the AAS degree, you’ll be equipped with the hands-on training and knowledge you need to pursue work as an occupational therapy assistant. People who enter this field are dedicated, compassionate caregivers who work hard to help injured individuals recover and return to the activities of their day-to-day lives. This program is designed to prepare you to enter the field armed with the skills and knowledge to become the best caregiver you can be.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College – Accredited By HLC

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant: ” At Rasmussen, our Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s degree program – completed in as few as 18 months – can get you there, faster. This concentrated, in-demand degree is perfect for confident, independent thinkers who are ready for an on-campus program featuring small class sizes and no prior coursework requirements. As a PTA, physical therapists will rely on your hands-on, expert assessment to help improve a patient’s treatment plan while also relying on you to function as part of a cohesive healthcare team.” Click Here to request information about this program.

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