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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male14
Female29

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black2
Hispanic36
White4
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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Dade Medical College - Miami

Miami, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Dade Medical College - Hialeah

Hialeah, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Dade Medical College - Homestead

Homestead, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician (A)

Atlantic Technical Center

Coconut Creek, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C)

South University - West Palm Beach

Royal Palm Beach, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 65 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota

Bradenton, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

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