Difference between PT and PTA.
The PTA degree is NOT and was never designed to be a track to the PT degree. General education course work from the PTA degree will transfer to PT degree, not technical courses.
|Practice Settings:||hospitals, rehab centers, outpatient clinics, schools, home health agencies, sports medicine clinics, nursing homes, education.|
|Age range of physical therapy patients:||NICU (neonatal intensive care) to over 100 years old.|
|Personal traits:||good communication skills, problem solving abilities, critical thinking, physical stamina, educational background in science, math, english and psychology.|
|Salary:||depends on degree (PT vs PTA), location (metropolitan vs. rural areas) and setting (hospital, outpatient, home health, etc.).|
For Additional Information visit the American Physical Therapy Association web site.
|PTA:||Midlands Technical College
Trident Technical College
North Charleston, SC
Greenville Technical College
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Myrtle Beach, SC
Technical College of the Low Country
(Greenville Technical College expansion program - Florence Darlington Technical College)