The Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Mixing laboratory work with technical courses and clinical experiences, the Physical Therapist Assistant program at UE prepares students for a successful career working directly with patients in the field.
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
The University of Evansville's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is designed for those individuals who want to be involved with direct patient care in the physical therapy profession.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is a two-year program, which leads to an associate's degree. The two-year curriculum is composed of basic studies courses and professional technical courses with laboratory components and clinical educational experiences in varied health care settings. Completion of the program on a part-time basis is an option. Admission to the program is limited to 16 students. PTA students are encouraged to combine the major with a bachelor's degree.
Program Chair: Mary Kessler, PT, MHS
Operations Administrator: Sherri Chambliss
Administrative Assistant: Tana Chapman
Institutional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Date of Initial Accreditation of Physical Therapy Program: May 1976
Current Accreditation Status: The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the University of Evansville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Next visit in 2013.
Degree Conferred: Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistance
Faculty: There are ten full-time, as well as a number of adjunct faculty within the Physical Therapy Department. Six of the full-time faculty members teach courses within the PTA Program.