Physical Therapist Assistant
Delta's program is for the training of Physical Therapist Assistants only. If you are planning to become a Physical Therapist, you should follow the Pre-Physical Therapy program guide and meet with a counselor.
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, you will work under the direction and supervision of Physical Therapists. Such settings include: acute care, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, school systems, nursing homes, home care, out-patient facilities, private clinics and specialty clinics. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to carry out patient treatment programs designed by the Physical Therapist that utilize het, cold, light, sound, massage, therapeutic exercise, aquatics, manual therapy, and rehabilitation procedures. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Outcome 1: Use appropriate technical and interpersonal skills to function as a competent entry-level PTA.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate professional behaviors and values of the profession which include lifelong learning and civic responsibility.
Outcome 3: Demonstrate abilities that will enable employment as a physical therapist assistant.
Outcome 4: Utilize appropriate problem solving and critical thinking abilities to carry out an established patient plan of care under the supervision of a physical therapist.