Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum in Atlanta

Physical Therapy assistants helping older male patients

Physical therapist assistants are in high demand across the country. Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers our complete Physical Therapist Assistant program to students ready to take advantage of the growth.

We created our program to include the necessary education and hands-on training students need to be successful in their careers. The Physical Therapist Assistant program adheres to the guidelines of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. 

This 2-year program includes many different topics of study:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health science
  • Medical terminology
  • Psychology
  • PTA techniques
  • Growth and development
  • Kinesiology
  • Rehabilitation

Throughout this 2-year program, students learn how to direct patient care, record responses to treatment, conduct exercises with patients and assist in traction and ultrasound treatment. They’ll learn how to help rehabilitate patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Physical therapist assistants gain the knowledge needed to work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, school systems and more.

Our Physical Therapist Assistant program aligns with the guidelines set by the necessary certification organizations. Students receive the preparation they need to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for licensing and entry-level employment as a physical therapist assistant.

Experience the Benefits of Attending Cambridge

Beyond our high-quality coursework, students of Cambridge experience a wide range of other benefits to supplement their education, including:

  • Distance learning capabilities: For students craving a better school/life balance, we offer distance learning capabilities through our online learning platform.
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology: All of the technology and medical equipment used throughout the program are the latest available on the market. Students learn using the same equipment they’ll use throughout their careers.
  • Clinical externships for real-world experience: Students must complete clinical externships to round out their education. Externships include in-depth and hands-on training at local healthcare facilities for real-world experience.

77 Semester Credits 1700 clock Hours (5 Semesters)

NumberCourse TitleSemester CreditsClock Hours
BCS 1085 Anatomy & Physiology I 345
BCS 1085L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab130
BCS 1086 Anatomy & Physiology II 345
BCS1086L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab130
ENC 1101 English Composition345
HSC 1000Introduction to Health Science345
MAC 1105 College Algebra345
MEA 1239 Medical Terminology230
PSY 1012Introduction to Psychology 345
SPC 1016 Fundamentals of Speech 345
Total General Ed25405
PTA110 Introduction to Physical Therapy345
PTA103PTA Techniques 360
PTA104 Fundamentals of Disease 345
PTA105Growth & Development 460
PTA120Introduction to Kinesiology 115
PTA200Kinesiology 360
PTA201 Rehabilitation I 360
PTA205 Therapeutic Exercise I 475
PTA210Clinical I290
PTA207 Therapeutic Exercise II360
PTA202Rehabilitation II 360
PTA211 Clinical II6280
PTA204Administrative Procedures 230
PTA208 Special Topics445
PTA209PTA Seminar230
PTA212Clinical III6280
Total Core521295
Total Program771700

Become a Physical Therapist Assistant With Cambridge

Now is the time to take advantage of the growing need for physical therapist assistants. At Cambridge, you’ll have everything you need to reach for success. To get started towards your career today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 to speak to an advisor.