Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students with the entry-level skills and knowledge to provide treatments that improve patients' mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or lessen physical disabilities.
Students will learn physical therapy interventions, data collection techniques, and how to follow a physical therapy plan of care. They will also learn to effectively educate and communicate with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.
Physical therapist assistants work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Duties may include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living, performing manual treatments, and administering modalities such as ultrasound.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Hawkeye Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org.
National Licensure Exam
Graduation from an accredited program is required to sit for the national licensure exam. A social security number is required to apply to take the national licensure exam.
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