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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient
care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or
restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other
essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of
disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions
affecting humans throughout the life span.

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC
Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals,
rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies,
pribate clinics, and public school systems.

*Bladen Community College is authorized to offer select courses leading to an
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant through a
collaborative agreement with Fayetteville Technical Community College. Students
must fulfill select admissions requirements to be accepted and to enroll into the
Physical Therapist Assistant program at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Fayetteville Technical Community College will award the Associate in Applied
Science Degree to any student successfully completing all the state requirements of
their program.