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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Contact

Rene Rambur

(208) 732-6730

rrambur@csi.edu

Program Overview

The Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education prepares students for employment as physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT’s plan of care. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions, therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer students the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. The program is designed to be completed in two years.

Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College or declaring your major.

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all Required Courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. registration for PTAE courses are restricted to students within the major.

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Admission Requirements

Application dates for the Fall 2019 PTA class will open Monday January 28, 2019 and close Thursday March 28, 2019.

For additional information, please go to the PTA Student Google Site.

For questions, please contact the program manager, or refer to the FAQ sheet.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Anatomy and Physiology 1
  2. Medical Terminology
  3. English Composition
  4. Mathematics 123 or higher

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Sample Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

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Accreditation

 

Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education: College of Southern Idaho | College of Western Idaho | Lewis-Clark State College | North Idaho College

The Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education prepares students for employment as physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT's plan of care. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions, therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology, and kinesiology. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer students the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. The program is designed to be completed in two years.

Statement of Accreditiation

The Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education at the College of Southern Idaho, the College of Western Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and North Idaho 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (208)665-5051 or email jon.gardunia@nic.edu.

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PTA Accreditation Status

Complaints Against PTA Program, Faculty, Students or Program Graduates

An individual may make an inquiry regarding complaint procedures or about issues and concerns that could be considered complaints. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Consortium Program’s response and its obligations to meet the specific timetables outlined in these procedures will begin only after a formal written complaint is received by the program director or dean.