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physical therapist assistant

physical therapist assistant

As a Physical Therapist Assistant, you will provide hands-on treatment for individuals that have experienced a traumatic illness or injury. This career path will teach you to use modern technology and specialized techniques that improve physical independence

Employment settings include hospitals, sports medicine clinics, private offices, schools, home health and nursing homes.

Physical Therapy is one of the fastest growing occupations according to the Federal Bureau of Labor statistics.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program is part of the Health Sciences Division with limited enrollment of 26 students per year. Application must be completed by January of each year for admission to the program for the following Summer term.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations begin in the second year of the program. Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of physical therapy facilities with numerous sites available throughout Ohio. At their request, previous students have been able to complete clinical experiences in Florida, California, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Program Goals
  1. Competently perform interventions under the supervision of the Physical Therapist in an ethical, legal, safe and effective manner.
  2. Accurately utilize data collection skills to assist the Physical Therapist
  3. Effectively communicate with the patient, patient’s family, caregivers and members of the health care team
  4. Correctly document patient interventions
  5. Educate health care providers, the community and government as it relates to physical therapy as required by the given situation
  6. Consistently support patients with regard for individual, cultural and economic differences
  7. Routinely display self-direction for career development and the ongoing process of learning
  8. Recognize the importance of research as it relates to physical therapy
Program Outcomes
  2016 2017 2 Year Average
Graduates  96.4% 56.6% 76.5%
Exam Pass Rate*  77.8% 94.1% 85.9%
Employment Rate** 100% 86% 93%

* Overall pass rate for PTA graduates

** Six Months Post-Exam Passage Date for Physical Therapist Assistant


Local Job Openings
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job openings over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.


Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.



Curriculum Worksheet
Courses Plan by Semester
Required Courses Required Courses
Descriptions of Courses


download PDF Admission Procedures

Mandatory Math Placement



Jim Hull
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Interim Program Director

Renda Cline
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education


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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at North Central State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  You may contact CAPTE regarding any questions or concerns related to the PTA program at the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia  22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Program Mission

To provide students with a high quality, responsive physical therapist assistant education in order to prepare graduates as lifelong learners and as competent physical therapist assistants in the communities we serve, utilizing available resources.


*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.


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