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Students are asked not to return to campus until further notice. All courses that can be instructed remotely have been transitioned to this form of instruction. All campus operations, except essential services, are remote. NCC-sponsored and on-campus gatherings with plans of more than 50 individuals have been canceled or will be rescheduled.

More Information

The program is designed to provide academic and clinical education, which will prepare graduates to assume the duties of a physical therapist assistant (PTA). PTA duties may include delivering:

  • therapeutic exercises to improve strength, endurance, coordination and range of motion
  • pain relieving treatments such as heat, cold, ultrasound, traction and electrical stimulation
  • gait and balance training using exercises and devices such as walkers, canes and crutches
  • manual procedures such as stretching and massage
  • developmental activities for children
  • training in activities of daily living, such as negotiating in the home and community
  • measurements of patient’s range of motion or strength
  • documentation of treatments
  • patient education 

Career Opportunities

Jobs are available in sports medicine facilities, outpatient clinics, private practices, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, pediatric centers, schools and other health service agencies.

 

 

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