Introduction

Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Overview

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist. PTA's perform various physical therapy services specified in the plan of care developed by the Physical Therapist.

Program at a glance

  • Credits 74
  • Degree Type A.A.S.
  • Location East Grand Forks Campus
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Career Outlook

Future career information.

PTA’s are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, physical therapy clinics, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities, home health agencies, schools, and long-term care facilities.


Information provided by CAREERwise.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Northland Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 218-793-2565 or email justin.berry@northlandcollege.edu.

The PTA Program Financial Fact Sheet is required by CAPTE to be posted on the Physical Therapist Assistant public-facing website.

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