Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pearl River Community College

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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.

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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.

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Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

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

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, physical therapist assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 40.6% from 2014 to 2024

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program


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

Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program


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

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, MS
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program


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

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