Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant student

Admission to the main campus and the Table Rock campus in White City, Oregon is based on a successful application. Plan ahead by reviewing application and program requirements.

What's the average pay?

Potential Rewards and Earnings

In addition to an Associate of Applied Science degree, Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are members of a professional and dynamic health care team, earning an average of $54,727 per year in Oregon.

Career Overview

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are licensed and work under the supervision of a physical therapist to provide therapeutic, preventative, and educational interventions to help recover function resulting from illness or injury.

PTAs enjoy their choice of a wide variety of practice settings such as outpatient physical therapy clinics, schools, public health clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Some serve as members of the armed forces. In some cases, PTAs may also accept traveling work assignments. PTAs that attain four-year or advanced degrees may choose to become educators, researchers, and administrators. The American Physical Therapist Association offers Advanced Clinical Practice recognition to qualified PTAs who demonstrate advanced skills in a designated setting.

Career Pathway information for Physical Therapy Assistants

Flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. Full-time, part-time, and weekend schedules are commonly available.

CAPTE logoProgram Accreditation

Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lane Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
CAPTE
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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 706-3245
Email: accreditation@apta.org
Website: CAPTE website.

Three-Year Acceptance and Matriculation Rates

LCC - Main Campus, Eugene

Admission Year Applications Students Admitted - Main
2014 79 12
2015 81 12
2016 75 15

LCC - Table Rock, White City

Admission Year Applications Students Admitted - TRC
2014 26 8
2015 27 9
2016 17 9

Three Year Program Outcome Data

Graduation Year Graduation Rate Exam Pass Rate Employment Rate 6 months after graduation
2014 91.3% 96% 100%
2015 Eugene Campus 95.2% 100% 100%
2015 Distant Campus 90.0% 100% 100%
2016 Eugene Campus 100% 92% 100%
2016 Distant Campus 87.5% 86% 100%

 

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