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Physical Therapist Assistant

Olympic College offers a two year curriculum designed to prepare graduates to be employed as Physical Therapist Assistants. The program offers a balance of general education courses, physical therapy theory, practical instruction and clinical education.


DEGREES

Associate in Applied Science

Transfer/Articulation Program
  • The Evergreen State College

Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association.


OUTCOMES

At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate occupational skills necessary to obtain employment as a physical therapist assistant.
  • Function under the supervision of the physical therapist in a safe, legal, ethical and effective manner.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and communication skills necessary to effectively interact with clients and family members, members of the health care team and other professional colleagues.
  • Demonstrate critical problem solving to assist the supervising physical therapist in monitoring and modifying plan of care within the knowledge and limits of practice.
  • Perform and document physical therapy data collection and interventions safely and efficiently under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Demonstrate competence in implementing selected components of interventions identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist.
  • Identify career development and lifelong learning opportunities.

CAREER OPTIONS

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MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE

Current wage information can be found for each career option. After finding the career option in O*NET online, click on Wages & Employment, select Washington in the State & National field and GO.


REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT

 

ADVISORS:

Lynn Bartlett
Phone: 360.394.2786

Stephanie Kyes
Phone: 360.394.2786

Physical Therapy Department
Email: ocpta@olympic.edu

 

Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"