Best Colleges with Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degrees in the U.S.

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The physical therapist assistant degree program prepares individuals to use equipment, conduct treatment interventions, implement physical therapy treatment plans, train patients, and observe and record patient progress. Typical courses include communication, ethics, kinesiology, basic health care skills, procedures of physical therapy, anatomy, physiology, wound and injury care, personal and professional ethics, medical disorders, therapeutic exercise, functional activities, and physical therapy modalities such as hot packs, first aid, and ultrasound. Students will acquire skills that include assessment, therapeutic massage, proper use of crutches, and more. Physical therapist assistants help patients who are recovering from injuries, illnesses, and surgeries regain movement and manage pain. They administer physical therapy treatments such as exercise, hydrotherapy, traction, or heat treatment under the supervision of a physical therapist. They also measure a patient's range of joint motion, ease of movement, and vital signs. Physical therapist assistants collect treatment materials, demonstrate exercises to patients, and may also have to do clerical work. Many states require PTAs to be licensed. Employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to increase 46 percent from 2010 to 2020. With a PTA degree, graduates can work in health practitioner offices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, sports training and fitness centers, schools, or industrial working environments.

The Best Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 60 Reviews
3 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 156 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 156 Associate's degrees.

4 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 23 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 23 Associate's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN

St Catherine University offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 26 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 University of Evansville Evansville, IN

University of Evansville offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 7 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 7 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 24 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 24 Associate's degrees.

8 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 27 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 27 Associate's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
9 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton Hazleton, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a very small public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 41 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 41 Associate's degrees.

10 Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro, AR

Arkansas State University-Main Campus offers 1 Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 28 students graduated in the study area of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant with students earning 28 Associate's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Schools in the U.S.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/5
13 : 1 16,579
University of Indianapolis University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
5/5
16 : 1 5,504
St Catherine University St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
14 : 1 4,961
University of Evansville University of Evansville Evansville, IN
5/5
13 : 1 2,495
California University of Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
3/5
26 : 1 7,854
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
16 : 1 17,292
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton Hazleton, PA
3/5
15 : 1 831
Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
3/5
24 : 1 13,410
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
5/5
13 : 1 2,240
Siena Heights University Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
4/5
20 : 1 2,707
Arkansas Tech University Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
2/5
28 : 1 12,054
National University College-Bayamon National University College-Bayamon Bayamon, PR
2/5
40 : 1 5,272
Touro College Touro College New York, NY
4/5
17 : 1 13,033
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Mont Alto, PA
3/5
13 : 1 893
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Tucson, AZ 44 : 1 2,023
University Logo University of Puerto Rico-Humacao Humacao, PR
2/5
19 : 1 3,845
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
2/5
23 : 1 5,113
Kent State University at Ashtabula Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula, OH
2/5
35 : 1 2,288
Mount Aloysius College Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA
4/5
17 : 1 1,877
ECPI University ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
3/5
21 : 1 11,735
Clarkson College Clarkson College Omaha, NE
3/5
23 : 1 1,254
Washburn University Washburn University Topeka, KS
2/5
18 : 1 6,615
Idaho State University Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
2/5
21 : 1 13,078

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Schools offering online Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degrees

Online Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 30 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

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Bachelor's
Master's
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School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
San Juan College 0 30 0 0 0
Macomb Community College 0 29 0 0 0
Daymar Institute-Clarksville 0 23 0 0 0
Laramie County Community College 0 19 0 0 0
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson 0 0 15 0 0
How many schools offer online Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 5 Associate's
  • 3 Bachelor's

What degrees do people get in Physical Therapy Technician/assistant?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 353 Colleges 6,897 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 5 Colleges 19 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 38 Colleges 523 Graduates

Physical Therapy Technician/assistant Degree Overview

When going for a Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degree, know that getting a traditional degree is very standard. A degree in Physical Therapy Technician/assistant will regularly not require a sizable amount of time investment and is mostly achieved in only a year or two. The most prevailing Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degree earned was an associate's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degree that people get is a certificate. While an associate's degree is the likely degree choice, getting a certificate degree isn't out of the question. Although a bachelor's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Physical Therapy Technician/assistant that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Physical Therapy Technician/assistant degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,008 Public In-State
$15,577 Private In-State
$7,564 Public Out-of-State
$15,577 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$5,542 Public In-State
$16,964 Private In-State
$12,280 Public Out-of-State
$17,150 Private Out-of-State
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