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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate Degree
70 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Explore MyEdChoice classes. You can attend in-person or online because this option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:


What You’ll Learn

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

A career as a physical therapist assistant is a rewarding one, where every day you are making a significant difference in someone’s life. Working under the direction of a physical therapist, PTAs use a variety of techniques and equipment to help patients recover from illnesses, injuries, or surgeries. On any given day you may work with a patient recovering from an accident, a stroke, or dealing with issues related to an illness or disease. Workplaces are as varied as the patient as there is a great need for PTAs in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, community health centers, nursing homes, fitness centers, and sports training facilities. It’s a challenging career and it takes patience, empathy, and a knowledge of how the body works. It’s also one of the most gratifying careers you can choose because you are helping people gain back the ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

The BTC Physical Therapist Assistant is a comprehensive program giving you a solid foundation along with the skills and confidence you need to be the best PTA possible. Three required clinical courses will give you a well-rounded clinical education as you’ll get exposure to as many physical therapy services as possible. The need for PTAs continues to grow and as a graduate of BTC’s program, you will be in high demand as Blackhawk students traditionally score higher on the national examination and are better prepared to enter the workforce.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage

$52,083

*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Physical Therapist Assistant


Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Physical Therapist Assistant
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