Physical Therapy can transform peoples’ lives for the better; our Albuquerque Physical Therapy program provides students with the knowledge that employers are looking for entry-level Physical Therapist Assistants. And that could transform our students’ lives for the better too.
When mobility is decreased due to illness, age, or injury, the specialized care that a Physical Therapist Assistant provides, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, can help people get moving again. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) associate degree at our Albuquerque, NM campus can equip the next generation of PTAs with the skills needed to offer physical therapy rehabilitation services and follow-up care because:
- The Physical Therapist Assistant program at our Albuquerque campus culminates in an Associate of Science degree
- The program can typically be completed in as few as two years1
- Our degree program mixes classroom instruction with lab practice and practical clinical experience during an externship
- The curriculum also includes preparation for the PTA licensure exam; the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)2
Our Albuquerque Physical Therapy Assistant degree can move you
If you think a career making a difference to the quality of peoples’ lives would move you, then consider becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. It could be a good career choice; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment for qualified physical therapist assistants to increase by about 41% from 2012 to 2022..3
Expert Physical Therapy training in Albuquerque, NM
Students at our Albuquerque campus receive professional training on a range of Physical Therapy subjects including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and patient communication. Our faculty teaches the program through a mix of laboratory practice, classroom lectures, and hands-on clinical experience during an externship here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon graduation, our students should leave Carrington College with the skills and the confidence to:
- Perform a range of physical therapy services under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist
- Communicate confidently and professionally with patients and colleagues
- Demonstrate their critical thinking and information management skills
In order to gain the licensure credential4 needed to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant, most states will require you to study for and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) once you have successfully graduated from Carrington College.
Our Physical Therapist Assistant degree classes will be enrolling soon at our Albuquerque campus; now is the time to start thinking about moving your career forward. Discuss your future with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative today and get your life moving.
Click here for Student Outcomes as reported in the 2014 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Annual Accreditation Report.