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Physical Therapist Assistant


Take your desire to help people and focus that passion into a rewarding career path in the allied health field of physical therapy rehabilitation.

Owens Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program prepares students to become licensed physical therapist assistants. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of physical therapists to improve mobility and function of patients and rehabilitate them to the highest possible level of independent living. PTAs also help to educate patients on measures they can take to prevent further injury.

Treatments may include:

  • prescribed therapy exercises for strength, coordination, balance and flexibility
  • application of various modalities to reduce pain, inflammation and to promote healing

A licensed physical therapist assistant may work in a variety of health care settings including:

  • hospitals
  • sports medicine facilities
  • outpatient clinics
  • rehabilitation centers
  • nursing homes
  • in-home care
  • schools

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing examination.

Contact Us

Administration Location, Toledo-area Campus Phone Email
Bradley Wood
Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Health Technologies 25263 (567) 661-2984 bradley_wood3@owens.edu
Catherine Ford
Dean
Health Technologies 121B (567) 661-7398 catherine_ford@owens.edu

 



Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Owens Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (567) 661-2984 or email Bradley_wood3@owens.edu. (Accredited to June 30, 2029)