Upon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. Degree graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge base required of an entry-level physical therapist assistant as defined by Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy;
  2. Demonstrate the roles, responsibilities, and legal, ethical, interpersonal behaviors expected of the entry-level physical therapist assistant by the institution of employment, profession and society;
  3. Explain the responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant in patient care delivery following a review of the physical therapist's plan of care;
  4. Perform selected physical therapy interventions, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, to patients across the lifespan in a manner that is safe, competent, and at the expected entry-level of a physical therapist assistant;
  5. Perform data collection safely, competently, and under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist;
  6. Perform education of patients and caregivers that is intelligible, comprehensive, and accurate;
  7. Perform documentation of a patient treatment session that is intelligible, comprehensive, accurate, timely, and consistent with institutional, legal, and professional requirements; and
  8. Determine the clinical application of reviewed literature relating to the field of physical therapy.
Last Updated: 12/12/17