What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Regional Program is to prepare
individuals to become physical therapist assistants who are able to perform selected
components of interventions and data collection under the direction and supervision
of a physical therapist. The program will prepare graduates who are eligible to sit
for the national licensing examination for the physical therapist assistant.
Enrollment in this program is limited; therefore, a selective admissions process is followed.
For more information, check out our program brochure
What are my career choices?
Demand for physical therapy services is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of an older population and growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
|Physical Therapist Assistant Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Physical Therapist Assistant||$56,537|
What are my degree options?
- Physical Therapist Assistant (Pathway 1)
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.