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Physical Therapist Assistant

Montana State University - Great Falls College

Associate Degree On Campus
48 months
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About

Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Montana State University - Great Falls College provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems, or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

Overview

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Montana State University - Great Falls College  is based from the 4 main areas of physical therapy which include: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapy. PTAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, sports facilities, and more. 

Learning outcomes

PTAs must complete a 2-year associate of applied science degree and are licensed, certified, or registered in most states. Care provided by a PTA may include teaching patients/clients exercise for mobility, strength and coordination, training for activities such as walking with crutches, canes, or walkers, massage, and the use of physical agents and electrotherapy such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

Accreditation

Great Falls College MSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
The Great Falls College PTA Program is a limited enrollment program, accepting a
restricted number of students each year. Interested students are urged to contact
the PTA Program Director or Advising and Career Center Advisors for student advising
specific to admission requirements and criteria for program acceptance.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Intro to Physical Therapy Assisting
  • Human Anatomy & Phys I Lecture/Lab
  • Human Anatomy & Phys II Lecture/Lab
  • Intro to Public Speaking OR
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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6.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to any program must submit copies of high school transcripts, high school diploma, HiSET, or GED scores to Admissions. These records must be final and include the completion/graduation date. High schools must be accredited by the appropriate state office of public instruction.
  • Home school students must furnish the same application materials as other applicants. If their diploma has not been issued by an accredited homeschool academy, then they must submit a diploma or final high school transcript that is signed by the primary (home) instructor and notarized.
  • *If a high school transcript, diploma, or equivalency record cannot be produced, proof of high school equivalency may be met if a student has completed an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited institution.  Documentation of the previous degree is required AND must be on an official transcript on file with the GFC MSU Registrar’s Office.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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