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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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.

11.01.2023

Your future as a physical therapist assistant

At Pennsylvania College of Technology, you'll hone the hands-on skills to thrive in the rewarding field of physical therapy. Physical therapist assistants help rehabilitate patients and inspire them to move more freely and independently. In this two-and-a-half-minute video, you'll see Penn College graduates in action, explore on-campus lab spaces, and learn more about this engaging and impactful hands-on program.

10.27.2023

Physical therapist assistant students urge public to 'Choose PT'

To celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, students in Penn College’s physical therapist assistant program are spreading the word about why individuals should choose physical therapy to decrease pain, increase mobility, maximize health and improve their quality of life. Every October, the American Physical Therapy Association celebrates National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness with consumers about the many benefits of physical therapy.