That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2013-2014 graduates found work or continued their education.
SCCs Physical Therapist Assistant program trains students to provide physical therapy treatments and procedures. Therapists 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.
You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .
Students in SCC's program are
educated in the skills and knowledge required for entry-level
practice as a physical therapist assistant. Effective communication
with patients, caregivers, and members of the health care team,
clinical decision making, and personal and professional development
through lifelong learning are some of the requirements of a
physical therapist assistant. Students also learn to practice
within the legal, ethical and professional standards established by
the state of Nebraska and the American Physical Therapy
Association. The didactic portion is comprised of classes and
labs on SCC's Lincoln campus. The clinical component involves
on-site education at facilities that have been pre-approved by
Southeast Community College and the SCC PTA Academic Coordinator of
Clinical Education. Program graduates become eligible to take
the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Examination and
apply for state certification or licensure.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at SCC is accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: 703-706-3245; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Website.
Get started by reading our Pre-health Admission Requirements.
The program admits 24 new students one time per year in the Winter Quarter (January). Acceptance to the program is contingent upon successful completion of the prerequisite courses. Refer to Program Requirements for further details.
Please contact Bridget Clark, PT, MPT, Program Chair, or Ian Thompson, PTA, ACCE with concerns regarding the PTA Program.
Requests for information on the Clinical Education program,
including clinical sites and rules and regulations, should be made
to Ian Thompson, PTA, Academic Coordinator of Clinical
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