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Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Miami Dade College (MDC)

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The physical therapist assistants degree program at Miami Dade College offers students supervised instruction in training patients and implementing physical therapy as how to conduct treatment interventions and use equipment while observing and recording patient progress. Graduate students of the PTA degree program will successfully assist physical therapists through knowledge and studies in subjects like basic neurology and orthopedics, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, and working with orthotics and prostheses. Get more details below including other Florida colleges that offer physical therapist assistant program.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at MDC is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for more than 45 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. MDC offers an associate's degree program in physical therapist assistant.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male11
Female18

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black2
Hispanic22
White2
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Miami Dade College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Description:

    Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, physical therapist assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 45.7% from 2010 to 2020

Physical Therapist Aides

  • Description:

    Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, physical therapist aides employment is expected to grow at a rate of 43.1% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Therapist Assistant Programs in Florida

Physical Therapist Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: Community College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C,A)
Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
Type: Community College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota

Bradenton, FL
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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St Petersburg College

Largo, FL
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (A)
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Seminole State College of Florida

Sanford, FL
Type: Community College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL
Type: Community College

25 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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College of Central Florida

Ocala, FL
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)