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Physical Therapist Assistant

For program information
Bernice Cuscuna
Program Director
(772) 462-7771
bcuscuna@irsc.edu

Are you a compassionate, caring person?

Are you a compassionate, caring person who enjoys physical activity and helping others? Do you have a healthy lifestyle and gain satisfaction from encouraging others to pursue a similar lifestyle? If you answered yes, to either question, then a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant maybe for you.

The two-year Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant program (PTA) at Indian River State College will prepare you to provide best practices in rehabilitation with a solid, evidence-based educational foundation. Physical Therapist Assistants provide a wide range of physical rehabilitation services to a variety of patients/clients in a number of different settings under the supervision of a physical therapist. These services help to prevent or limit disability by relieving pain, improving mobility, restoring function, and preventing secondary complications from injuries or chronic diseases/conditions. Whether you are interested in helping patients across the lifespan or specializing in treatment of a particular population, physical therapy offers you the satisfaction of helping to return patients and their families to their former health and activities at home, work, school or play.

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Accreditation (CAPTE)

The PTA Program at Indian River State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street,
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314,
phone 703-706-3245,
email accreditation@apta.org,
website http://www.capteonline.org




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