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Physical Therapist Assistant


The profession of physical therapy incorporates both science and art as described in the American Physical Therapy Association’s motto: "the science of healing…the art of caring".

The Midlands Technical College Physical Therapist Assistant Program is committed to excellence in education and practice. The faculty affirms each student’s right to a quality education, individual respect, and a dynamic, challenging learning environment. Personal responsibility for cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills and behaviors is expected of both students and faculty.


The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant program is to provide entry level competency to those students desiring a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. This is accomplished by providing basic education which incorporates lecture, lab and clinical experiences ordered in a logical sequence.


The faculty of the Physical Therapist Assistant program affirms the importance of Physical Therapy in the health care delivery system. Total health and quality of life are important to each individual. The Physical Therapy profession is uniquely equipped to address the needs of individuals experiencing pain, disability and movement dysfunction as a result of disease, trauma or other related health conditions.

Education takes place in all arenas and throughout the human lifespan. Academic learning, clinical opportunities and life experiences validate our commitment to the profession of Physical Therapy and to its future.