Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pensacola State College (PJC)

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The physical therapist assistants degree program at Pensacola State 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 PJC is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 1990.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

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

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male5
Female9

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White12
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Pensacola State College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

Salary & Wages

  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
    • Total Employment: 120
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.12
    • Average Annual Salary: $58,490

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

Salary & Wages

  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
    • Total Employment: 30
    • Average Hourly Rate: $11.12
    • Average Annual Salary: $23,130

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,...)

Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

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

Florida Gateway College

Lake City, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

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

College of Central Florida

Ocala, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

St Petersburg College

Largo, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (A)

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

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

South University - Tampa

Tampa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 47 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

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

Manatee Technical Institute

Bradenton, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

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

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)

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)

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