Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Dr. Michael Witte, P.T., D.P.T., ATC/L, CSCS
PH 402.552.3325  TF 800.647.5500 
wittemichael@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree program prepares students to carry out customized rehabilitative care plans tailored to their patients’ individual needs. The program offers a traditional track for first-time college students and a transfer option for individuals who have an associate’s degree or higher or have earned at least 35 credit hours from an accredited college or university. Successful completion of the PTA Program leads to an Associate of Science degree, making students eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE). After attaining licensure and becoming a practicing PTA, students can enroll in the Bachelor of Science in PTA degree program to further enhance their clinical competencies and job opportunities within the field.