Physical Therapist Assistant

Do you want to work with a physical therapist to help people restore and maintain their mobility and function at their best? The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at HFC prepares you for employment as a licensed PTA.

Interested in this program?

Why should I choose this program?

PTAs assist the physical therapist in the treatment of individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

By the time you graduate our PTA program, you will be able to gain employment as a PTA to be part of a health care team delivering safe, ethical, and competent physical therapy services, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

The PTA program provides you with a unique blend of classroom learning and practical learning experience. You will have the opportunity to apply scientific, technical knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and laboratory to a professional clinical setting. We have a state-of-the-art lab equipped with current physical therapy equipment, including a body-weight support system, the latest electrical stimulation and ultrasound technologies, and a large variety of exercise equipment. In your final semester, you will gain full-time clinical experience in a local physical therapy facility, where you will apply and expand your knowledge, utilize problem-solving and professional skills to the rehabilitation of real patients under the supervision of a licensed PTA and physical therapist.

What skills will I learn and improve?

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Functional training
  • Physical modalities such as electrotherapy and ultrasound
  • Problem-solving
  • Clinical experience
  • Professional rehabilitation skills

What are my career opportunities?

Median Salary

You may work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Physical therapists' offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Fitness facilities
  • Nursing homes

Program features and benefits

  • Love What You Do

    Be a part of improving someone's mobility, you'll be needed for all ages across the country. You can help people to attain or regain their ability to walk.

  • 100% employment rate

    100% of HFC graduates who sought employment were employed as a PTA within a year of graduation in 2015. Additionally, the job placement rate is 34% higher locally than other areas of the country.

  • CAPTE Accredited Program

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Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.

Stephen Pedley, M.P.T.
FT Faculty - Physical Therapy
Vineet Kaul, D.P.T.
FT Faculty - Physical Therapy