Physical Therapist Assistant
Program of Study
The program is a two-year, concentrated, restricted admission Associate of Applied Science degree program.
Students engage in a blended learning environment, including online lectures, real-time presentations, hands-on lab, and supervised clinical internships. In the first year, students are on campus at least one full day per week, and many students engage in additional study and practice with peers and instructors during open and supervised lab hours. During the second year, students complete three supervised, full-time, six week clinical internships at designated facilities throughout Oregon. Students continue with lecture and laboratory course work scheduled before, during, and after clinical internships. There are periodic, mandatory program activities at the main LCC campus throughout the program.
Placement in clinical internships is subject to outcomes of a criminal background check, proof of immunity to certain diseases, drug screen, and current AHA CPR for Healthcare Professional.