Physical Therapist Assistant Overview
The American Career College Physical Therapist Assistant program is geared toward preparing you for a challenging, rewarding career as a physical therapist assistant in exciting environments such as hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, clinics, medical offices, and a range of other health care settings. Your duties as a Physical Therapist Assistant may include:
- Providing help to individuals with health conditions that limit their ability to move and perform activities
- Teaching patients exercises designed to increase mobility, coordination and strength
- Treating patients by using techniques such as stretching
- Provide information to the physical therapist on the patient’s response to treatment
The PTA program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge and training to be able to complete the following tasks:
- Promote professional and personal growth that positively impacts the profession of physical therapy.
- Engage in thought and activities that promote professional responsibility and lifelong learning.
- Become an advocate for the profession of physical therapy through professional and community representation.
- Successfully pass the National Physical Therapy Examination and practice competently as an entry level PTA.
- Demonstrate the capacity to perform the duties of a PTA as an interdisciplinary team member in environments that demonstrate broad forms of diversity in peers and patients.
- Integrate the knowledge and skills obtained from general and technical education while performing duties as an entry level physical therapy assistant.
- Perform duties safely in various physical therapy settings while adhering to ethical guidelines established by the APTA and legal guidelines established by the State Practice Act.
- Communicate with each patient demonstrating empathy and optimism while maintaining ethical considerations.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities while practicing under the direction of a physical therapist understanding the limitations as defined within the California Physical Therapy Practice Act.
Effective, Efficient Career Preparation
ACC's dynamic curriculum enables you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a qualified, competent, confident Physical Therapist Assistant --quickly and efficiently.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is available at the Orange County Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program in Orange County is accredited by The Physical Therapist Assistant Program in Orange County is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-3245 / Email: email@example.com
The program's current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call (714) 763-9173 or email jLwin@americancareercollege.edu.
The program encourages and solicits ongoing feedback from enrolled students, faculty members, patients, clinical faculty, and employers of ACC graduates. Every student has the right to file a grievance. If a student believes a College official, faculty member, administrator or student has acted improperly or inconsistently with ACC policies and/or procedures, the student may file a grievance. This may include, but is not limited to, misapplication or misinterpretation of policy, procedures, practices, unfair treatment or conduct, etc. All grievances must be filed within 30 days of the incident.
The Grievance Policy and Procedures found in the Catalog is designed to support and foster a fair, objective, respectful and ethical set of policies and procedures for resolution of disputes. The policies and procedures are designed to provide students with a process in which to protect the College and its students.
Students, faculty or administrators who submit or support a filed grievance may not be subjected to retaliation. Incidents of retaliation should be immediately reported to the Campus Director of Education or Campus Executive Director.
Frivolous or malicious grievances and matters that have been or are in litigation will not be reviewed/considered. Any person(s) submitting a frivolous or malicious grievance will be referred to the appropriate committee for possible disciplinary action. These policies and procedures are internal to ACC.
If a student does have a complaint or concern about the program they should contact the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Contact information for CAPTE can be accessed through the APTA website at http://www.apta.org or by calling the Department of Accreditation of APTA at 703-706-3245.
CAPTE can only respond to specifically PTA accreditation criterion violations. If a student chooses to file a complaint with CAPTE they should address the complaint to CAPTE. In order for CAPTE to address a complaint, they require that the student sign the letter of complaint. Complaints that are not related to accreditation issues should be addressed by following the procedures outlined in the Catalog.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314