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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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male4
Female13

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic1
White14

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: 110
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.96
      • Average Annual Salary: $54,000

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: 40
      • Average Hourly Rate: $10.36
      • Average Annual Salary: $21,540

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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Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, FL
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C,A)
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Florida Gateway College

Lake City, FL
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Veterinary 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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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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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)
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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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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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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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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)