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$50k Celebrating 50 Years of PTA

An Exclusive Scholarship to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Physical Therapist Assistant Profession.

Join an established profession with an education from a health care leader.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the need for PTAs is expected to grow 26 percent through 2028, much faster than the national average. In addition, Clarkson College graduates* experience exceptional outcomes following completion of the program.

  • Board pass rate of 93 percent
  • Graduation rate of 98 percent
    • 83 percent national mean
  • 100 percent job placement rate
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About the Celebrate 50 Scholarship:

In order to expose more professionals to the career path of Physical Therapist Assistant Clarkson College is excited to offer this celebratory scholarship:

  • We will award 50 $1,000 scholarships
  • These scholarships are one-time only
  • Students must apply and be accepted to Clarkson College
  • There will be a seperate scholarship application after the general admission application

About Physical Therapist Assistant at Clarkson College:

In the early 1990’s Clarkson College saw the need for a top quality Physical Therapist Assistant program in the Omaha area. In the fall of 1994 the Associates degree in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) was launched. Since those early days the program here at Clarkson College has grown to include a specific transfer-option, a dual degree option--Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with a major in Management--and one of the first Bachelor’s degrees in PTA.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 1996, the PTA program at Clarkson College has graduated more professionals than any other in the state. Over 200 clinical sites in 21 states highlight the importance placed on hands-on learning and professional network building. In addition, students will utilize the critical thinking skills they learn in clinical rotation to create personalized rehabilitation plans that include various physical therapy interventions and activities to help them reach their goals.

The College is excited to celebrate fifty years of the Physical Therapist Assistant profession and introduce more students to this fulfilling career path. Clarkson College physical therapist assistant graduates are influential professionals who advance the field of physical therapy through lifelong learning as clinic administrators, faculty members, clinical instructors, clinicians and by participating in professional organizations at the state and national levels.

*first-time, full-time students. Transfer students and other outcomes available here: https://www.clarksoncollege.edu/physical-therapist-assistant/program-outcomes/

Students practicing on the stairs in the PTA Lab