Physical Therapist Assistant Overview

Program Information

  • This is an accredited Associate of Science degree program that can be completed in 22 months.
  • The program combines 710 hours of clinical components along with classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Clinicals are located in the Omaha, NE metro area as well as surrounding communities. 
  • Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, students learn how to teach movement, strength and coordination exercises; train patients to use crutches, canes or walkers; administer massage therapy and use ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Students must earn a total of 75 credits for this degree program.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Salary & Job Outlook

How much does a physical therapist assistant make? The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the U.S. median physical therapist assistant salary in 2013 was $53,360 per year or $25.65 per hour, with a much faster than average projected job growth until 2022 of 41 percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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