Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S.

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Give patients strength and help them recover

Onondaga’s Physical Therapist Assistant program teaches students how to help patients regain range of motion, strength, and mobility.   

What You'll Learn

Help patients regain confidence in their physical abilities, while working with a sense of ethics and compassion. 

Restore, maintain and promote healing and overall fitness, review patients' medical charts, and work within a developed care plan.

Where You'll Go

You can be an entry-level physical therapist assistant in hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and more.

Then you can take the national exam for nation-wide certification and practice in any state. 
Program Outcomes
  • Graduation rate class of 2018: 95%
  • Graduation rate class of 2017: 90%
  • Licensure examination pass rate (aggregate of 2017-2018): 100%
  • Employment Rate (aggregate of 2017-2018): 100%

Graduates staying in NYS: 88%

Median salary after 3 years: $37,661

[ source: SUNY gradwages ]

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Department of Accreditation, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, telephone (800) 999-2782