Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Degrees & Certificates:
For course descriptions, please see the college catalog.
Contact Us:Health Occupation Admissions - Career & Advising Center, SA 126
- For general inquiries email: Healthoccadmissions@greenriver.edu
- To make an appointment, contact: 253-833-9111, ext. 2641
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the supervision of Physical Therapists utilizing therapeutic exercise, functional training, adaptive devices (including prosthetics), and physical agents (water, electricity, sound, light, heat and cold) to restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function.
The 2017-2018 Physical Therapist Assistant Application can be found here.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Green River College awards an Associate in Applied Science degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. The program prepares graduates for immediate employment. Studies in the program include anatomy and physiology, technical physical therapy courses and practical clinical experiences in area health care facilities.
All of Green River’s PTA program graduates who have sought employment in physical therapy have been employed. Many students have obtained jobs prior to graduation.