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Physical Therapist Assisting Technology Program at Tri-C 

Area of Study:
Physical Therapist Assisting Technology 
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assisting Technology  

If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program.  You may only apply to three programs at one time. 

 Learn more about the Physical Therapist Assisting Technology Program at Tri-C

If you like to help people and enjoy working with body movement, Physical Therapist Assisting (PTA) may be a rewarding career for you. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, you’ll help people to recover from accidents, injuries, illness, stroke and other debilitating events.

Physical therapy helps to ease pain and improve function caused by injury, disease or other causes. Services include assisted movement, exercise treatment and heat/cold therapy.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program will prepare you for a professional health care career providing physical therapy treatments under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Graduates are eligible to take an exam to qualify for licensure in any state.

Tri-C students get clinical experience with real patients at more than 75 clinical sites in northeast Ohio, including all of the major medical centers.

Job settings include:
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Pediatric facilities
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Home health care
  • Corporate or industrial centers
  • Wellness centers
  • Sports medicine facilities
  • Schools systems

Career & Job Outlook:
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Day in the Life:  Explore the student experience in this program.

Accreditations & Partnerships:  Investigate our accreditation and articulation agreements.

How to reach us

Melissa Patrizi, PT, MS, ATC 
Metro Campus

Health Careers Enrollment Center
216-987-4247 office
216-987-4386 fax
Cuyahoga Community College
2900 Community College Avenue
Metro Campus-MHCS 126
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3196

The Physical Therapist Assisting program is full for Fall 2014 and Fall 2015.  We are now accepting for Fall 2016.

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Physical Therapist Assistant program

Physical Therapist Assistant Application Packet

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Program Outcome 
Program Outcome 
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:  Physical Therapist Assisting Technology Degree Outcomes
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