Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at SLCC
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at SLCC 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
The program consists of 5 semesters of theory, laboratory and clinical courses. The curriculum is offered during the day only. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapist Assistant exam through the Federation of State Boards in Physical Therapy (FSBPT.org). Licensure is required in the State of Utah.
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- Follow the patient's plan of care as directed by the physical therapist.
- Implement prescribed exercise programs.
- Provide patient education.
- Interrelate with other allied health professionals in total patient care - be part of a health care team.
Aptitudes: Basic knowledge of medical terminology-including pathology, good balance and coordination, ability to work well with others, a people-oriented service.
Interests: Solve problems of mobility, disease-related disabilities, deal with technical equipment.
Temperament: Ability to work well with wide variety of people and problems, enjoy physical activity, patience, analytical and problem-solving.
Career and Salary Options
Typical Entry-Level Salary Physical Therapist Assistant - $39,000 to $56,000
- Acute Care
- Rehabilitation Hospitals
- Sports Medicine Centers
- Pediatric Hospitals
- Private Practice Clinics
- Home Health
Usually indoors, occasionally outdoors-some shift work. Typically working on a one-to-one basis with patients. Physical demands medium to heavy lifting and kneeling, stair climbing, transferring patients, often extensive use of upper extremities.
Health care in the United States is in reform. The demand for trained physical therapist assistants is good.
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