Thank you for your interest in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program offered at Daytona State College. The PTA Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a skilled technical health care worker who implements treatment programs under the direction and delegation of the Physical Therapist. Typical duties of the PTA include the application of physical agents such as cold, heat, electrical stimulation, and traction; implementation of therapeutic exercise programs for strengthening, balance, and coordination; developing mobility and functional skills, and instruction while communicating with the physical therapist as the client’s medical condition changes.
Physical Therapist Assistants are employed in a variety of physical therapy settings such as nursing homes, outpatient clinics; acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public school, and other qualified agencies.
The PTA Program admits students once per year during the Spring semester. This is a full-time Day Program. Applications can only be submitted during the month of September.
Individuals who enter this field must enjoy working with people in a physically demanding work environment as an active team member. The PTA will implement treatment sessions under the direction and delegation of the physical therapist. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the state licensing examination.
Robert Wagner, PT, DPT, Assistant Chair
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
School of Health Careers
Daytona State College