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The Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program is offered at the Ashtabula and East Liverpool campuses. The degree program also offers an optional Athletic Trainers Transitions concentration, which is a transition program for post-baccalaureate students with athletic training certification. It is a 14-month blended-format program with online courses and two weekend lab classes each semester on the Ashtabula Campus.With the successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant and are eligible to take the licensing examination given by the state of Ohio Board of Occupational and Physical Therapy.
Physical therapist assistants held about 63,800 jobs in 2008. Physical Therapist Assistants work with physical therapists in a variety of settings. About 72 percent of jobs were in offices of other health practitioners and in hospitals. Others worked primarily in nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, and outpatient care centers.
Students interested in the program should meet with the campus program director. Applicants not admitted directly to the program may be admitted as pre-major students. Detailed information and requirements for admission may be obtained from the Ashtabula or East Liverpool campus program offices. Minimum admission cumulative GPA 2.7. Minimum C (2.0) grade for all program courses.
Minimum 66 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
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