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
  • Employment Rate (aggregate of 2018 & 2019): 100% 
  • Licensure Exam Pass Rate (aggregate of 2018 & 2019):
    • First Time Pass Rate: 90%
    • Ultimate Pass Rate: 94%
  • Graduation rate (aggregate of 2018 & 2019): 90%

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Onondaga Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 315-498-2188 or email