About Physical Therapist Assistant (A.S.)
This is a Limited Access program with the HESI-A2 required as part of the Application Process.
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prepares students for rewarding careers helping patients return to optimal health under the direction of a physical therapist. The curriculum combines coursework and hands-on learning, focusing on kinesiology, patient care, therapeutic exercise, and the leading trends in physical therapy.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Science (A.S) degree is a limited access program which includes a combination of general education and professional courses with embedded lecture, laboratory, and clinical education components.
The PTA associate degree prepares students to become skilled in compassionate and ethical patient care, supporting their journey managing pain and gaining back mobility. With this, graduates from the PTA program are eligible to apply to sit for a state-administered national examination in order to become a licensed physical therapy assistant.
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Transcripts must be received from both high school/GED and any postsecondary education. They must be official and sealed directly from the awarding institution.
Transcripts may be delivered electronically by email or by mail to:
FSCJ Admissions Office
P.O. Box 40515
Jacksonville, FL 32203-0515
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program's current status is probationary accreditation; More information. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call: 904.766.6599 or email: email@example.com
If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.