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All Physical Therapy Schools

  • The Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto

    School Name: The Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto
    School Specialties: Physical Therapy

    General Program Description This program consists of a 2 year, 70 credit integrated curriculum. The first year is primarily general education courses, with the exception of Introduction to Physical Therapy course in the first semester and Applied Kinesiology course in the second semester. The second year is primarily physical therapy courses with a 3-week clinical experience in the Fall semester and two 6- week clinical experiences in the final summer semester. Students are required to complete 8 hours of clinical observation by the end of the first semester. In the summer between the first and second year, students must complete 15 hours of community service/observation. Clinical Experiences The first clinical experience occurs during the third semester and is 3 full weeks in length. The second and third clinical experiences are 6 weeks each and take place during the fifth semester (summer semester) with graduation in August. Penn State maintains active affiliation with more than 800 facilities locally and nationwide offering a variety of experiences in all fields of physical therapy practice. Faculty There are two full-time and one part-time core faculty members. Four part-time faculty members complete the faculty ranks. One faculty member is certified as a clinical specialist and read more

  • Northeast Texas Community College

    School Name: Northeast Texas Community College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho
  • Del Mar College

    School Name: Del Mar College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The Program is a 2 year integrated course of study, requiring 5 semesters. Students are in class the first and second semesters 16-18 hours a week, and the 3rd through 5th semesters 30-40 hours a week. The purpose of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Del Mar College is to prepare skilled health care workers to perform certain physical therapy procedures and related tasks under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Clinical Experiences Practical general training and experiences in physical therapy settings such as hospital, clinic, nursing home, school system. The Summer Practicum is in the second summer session, part-time on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday occurring in the third semester of the Program. The Fall Practicum consists of two clinical rotations, part-time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday occurring during the fourth semester. The Spring Practicum consists of two clinical rotations, full-time Monday through Friday in the last semester of the Program. The Program has over 50 clinical affiliations in South Texas and throughout Texas such as Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. It is desirable to prospective students to be bilingual in English and Spanish as a large number of Hispanic patients are served by the read more

  • Laramie County Community College

    School Name: Laramie County Community College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho
  • Pierpont Community & Technical College

    School Name: Pierpont Community & Technical College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The PTA program spans a 21-month period, beginning in late August. Students must be able to make a full-time commitment to the program. Although students can be admitted immediately following high school graduation, most successful candidates have previous college experience. The mission of the program is to graduate physical therapist assistants who are prepared to pass the licensing examination and be employed in any health care setting as a part of the health care team. Commencement ceremonies are held in May following the second year of the program. Clinical Experiences Clinical education is an important part of the physical therapist assistant program. By spending part of each semester in health care delivery settings, students have the opportunity to practice techniques learned in the laboratory. Clinical rotations begin in the second semester with five 1-day observation sessions followed by a 2-week summer practicum. A 3-week practicum occurs in the fall semester. Two 5-week rotations are completed in the spring semester of the second year prior to graduation. Clinical sites are situated throughout West Virginia. Faculty There are two full-time faculty members. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:20. Enrollment Pierpont Community & Technical College shares a 120-acre main campus in read more

  • Mountwest Community & Technical College

    School Name: Mountwest Community & Technical College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The PTA program is a 1 + 1 format designed to facilitate problem-solving, critical thinking and group interaction. Through selective admission, the program accepts students into the second year after the prerequisite courses have been sucessfully completed. This year consists of the technical education courses to include a comprehensive curriculum in adult, orthopedic, pediatric and spinal cord rehabilitation. Students begin class in mid June and finish in mid July of the following year. Upon successfull completion of the degree requirements, students are eligible to sit for the national licensing examination. Clinical Experiences Each student is required to successfully complete three clinical experiences for a total of 720 hours of full-time clinical education. The first clinical experience is 4 weeks long and occurs at the end of the fall semester of the second year. The third and fourth clinicals are terminal, consecutive experiences, each 7 weeks in duration. Clinical sites range throughout the region and promote learning experiences that include acute care, pediatric, outpatient, long term care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. The costs of clinical education to include travel, housing and incidentals are the responsibility of the student. Students should also be aware that they will be required read more

  • Western Technical College

    School Name: Western Technical College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The physical therapist assistant program involves 70 credits over five semesters. The program is a combination of lecture, lab and clinical experiences. The program employs three faculty members and maintains a 1:12 ratio of instructor-to-student in lab components of classes. The program is housed in a 25 million dollar building that is part of a consortium of two local hospitals, Western Technical College, Viterbo University, and the University of WI-La Crosse. Students in the program have opportunity to collaborate with students in the University’s Physical Therapy program. Clinical Experiences Concurrent theoretical and clinical experiences enhance the application of new material to the practice setting. Clinical experience is provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, and private practice. Students enter the clinical experience during the fall semester of their second year. The clinical experience ends with two, full-time rotations (6 weeks each) during the spring semester of the final year. Some travel is expected during the final internships with some students traveling up to 200 miles from La Crosse. Faculty There are three full-time faculty members, two Physical Therapists (original BS and Masters degree) who also have their transitional Doctorate of read more

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