Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pearl River Community College (PRCC)
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Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The physical therapist assistants degree program at Pearl River Community 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 Mississippi colleges that offer physical therapist assistant program.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Pearl River Community College is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 1994.
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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Pearl River Community College offers an associate's degree program in physical therapist assistant.
Students by Gender (2010-2011)
Students by Race (2010-2011)
Career Options for GraduatesUpon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Pearl River Community College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Physical Therapist Assistants
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
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 Mississippi
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.,...)
|Hinds Community College|
18 students completed this program
|Meridian Community College|
12 students completed this program
|Itawamba Community College|
11 students completed this program