Physical Therapist Assistant

Lend a hand in the active recovery process.

Get patients back on the road to doing the things they love most.

Whether it’s an athlete sidelined because of an injury or a patient recovering from hip replacement surgery, physical therapist assistants play an active role in the rehabilitation process. At Penn College, you’ll explore this expansive field through foundational coursework, extensive hands-on experience in specialized labs, and in-depth clinical placements at one of over 65 diverse sites across the region.

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Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.)

Sometimes life throws a curve ball. When it does, physical therapy gets patients back on track to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

Applied Health Studies, Completion (B.S.)

Students who have earned an associate’s degree from Penn College in physical therapist assistant are eligible to pursue a bachelor’s degree in applied health studies. 

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Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

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05.22.2024

Softball player named finalist: Division III National Freshman of Year

Penn College freshman softball player Grace Lorson has been named a finalist for the Tucci/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III National Freshman of Year. The award annually honors the outstanding athletic achievement of freshmen in NCAA Division III.

05.03.2024

PTA students present research via webinar

Via a webinar, students in Penn College’s physical therapist assistant program recently presented research posters to members of the Northcentral District of the American Physical Therapy Association Pennsylvania Chapter. Posters were created as part of the Rehabilitation course.

02.21.2024

PTA students engage older adults in activity, wellness

Penn College physical therapist assistant students visited The Williamsport Home, where they provided two 30-minute activity sessions for residents in the home’s independent living apartments. Each year, students select a community organization or event they would like to work with as part of a yearlong service-learning project. This year, the Class of 2024 voted to provide exercise and wellness sessions to older adults in area long-term care facilities.