Physical Therapy Assistant Associate of Science Degree

Credit Hours: 73
Program Length: Day – 75 weeks
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Welcome to the Brookline College Physical Therapy Assistant program. Our Physical Therapy Assistant program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in patient treatment concepts, theory and applications. Students receive hands-on, example-based principles from physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with extensive varied experience. Upon successful completion of the Physical Therapy Assistant program, students are awarded the Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant.

What will you study at Brookline?

  • Kinesiology
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • The Pathology of Systems
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Physical Agents and Modalities

Starting Your Career!

Upon completion of your clinical experiences, you will be prepared to take the National
Physical Therapy Assistant Examination. Successfully passing the NPTAE, you will be
prepared to work in the following settings:

  • Acute care hospitals, rehab and subacute hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Wellness/prevention/sports fitness facilities
  • Hospice
  • Home health
  • Industrial or occupational employment facilities
  • Local, state, and federal government facilities, such as the Veteran’s Administration

Physical Therapy Assistant is one of the fastest growing occupations in the
country. As the need to treat injury and guide the recovery process becomes more and
more important, the need for qualified and caring Physical Therapy Assistants is
crucial. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Handbook, the
Physical Therapy Assistant profession will experience the third greatest growth rate of
the top 20 occupations from 2014 to 2024. The growth rate is expected to be 41%*

Career Services
Our dedicated career services department – and our network in the local community – will ensure that you receive every available opportunity to interview for and begin your rewarding career.

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Brookline College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Telephone: 703-706-3245 Email:

The PTA Program at Brookline College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: 

Associate of Science – Physical Therapy Assistant Disclosure
PTA Applications Requirements
PTA Program Outcomes