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Physical Therapist Assistant

Are you a 'people' person? Physical therapy could be the career choice for you! The practice of physical therapy is an integral component of health care. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants strive to promote functional independence, with the overall goal of helping individuals to achieve maximum potential as members of society.

Physical therapy is the health profession dedicated to rehabilitation or prevention of disability, injury and disease specifically related to movement and function of the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems of the human body. Physical therapists work with people of all ages and acute and chronic conditions, to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate and eliminate pain, physical impairments, functional limitations and disabilities.

More information can be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association or from the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.


The Health Sciences department is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Physical Therapist Assistant program, please contact Email: Sarah Brinson, PTA, M.Ed.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Email: Elaine Hambric.

Last Update: June 27, 2016 10:31 AM

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