PTA Transfer Option
The Clarkson College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) transfer option is ideal for individuals who have an Associate’s degree or higher or have earned at least 35 credit hours from an accredited college or university. The objective of the PTA program is to prepare you to provide safe, ethical and effective rehabilitative services under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist (PT).
As a transfer student, you will complete 12 months of study in the classroom and in our on-campus labs. Clinical rotations occur throughout the program, and you can complete your practicum hours at the sites of your choice. The five- and six-week clinical rotations in your final semester will immerse you into the PTA role. This real-life patient care experience will integrate acquired classroom knowledge with hands-on practice to help you develop effective communication skills and professional behaviors with patients and health care providers.
Upon successful completion of all of your PTA degree requirements, you will be eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants. As a licensed PTA, you will have the skills to work as an integral part of a rehabilitation team and under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.