Physical Therapist Assistant

Now is the time to pursue a career in healthcare. To get started, enroll at the college, then complete a program application using the instructions on this page. Program applications are currently being accepted by email only. Admissions Specialists are available to help you by phone or by email. Call 704.330.6284 or 704.330.6958 to schedule your personal phone appointment.

What You Will Learn

You are compassionate, observant, and a great communicator. Physical therapist assistants communicate with patients and physical therapists to ensure treatments are improving patient movement and pain management. They accept the physical, active requirements of the job to demonstrate exercises to patients, assist them with mobility tasks, and perform and stretches on them. Enroll in the physical therapist assistant program at Central Piedmont and earn a physical therapist assistant Associate of Applied Science.

Upon graduation from the program, you will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for licensure.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

In our physical therapist assistant program, you immediately dive into training. Beginning in the second fall semester, you complete four clinical education courses. You will spend 40 hours per week in clinical facilities during those courses to apply learned skills under the supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

The physical therapist assistant program at Central Piedmont is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

3030 Potomac Ave.
Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
telephone: 703.706.3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
website: capteonline.org.

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 704.330.6958 or email health.sciences@cpcc.edu.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Physical Therapist Assistant Careers and Average Salaries

Licensure is required in North Carolina and most states in the U.S. Today, physical therapist assistants provide health care services to patients of all ages and health conditions in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics or offices, hospitals, Inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing, extended care, or subacute facilities, homes, schools, hospices, industrial, workplace, or other occupational environments, and fitness centers and sports training facilities. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed physical therapist assistant career requirements and opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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Information Session

If you decide to apply for this program, you'll be required to complete the information session process.

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How to Apply

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