Become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Villa

Become a Physical Therapist Assistant, and See Where Your Talent Can Take You

Do you want to help people overcome the physical obstacles that keep them from living their best lives? Want to earn an above average starting salary? Want to do it all right here in Western New York? You can do all of this and more in Villa’s CAPTE-accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program. 

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If you would like to learn more about studying PTA at Villa, complete the form below.

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The faculty members and my classmates in the PTA program at Villa have been extremely supportive, patient, and friendly through the duration of my time here. Each one of us is valued for our unique strengths and allowed to grow as students to build our professional cornerstones on what we are interested in. We have had an opportunity to experience various Physical Therapist Assistant settings throughout our internships that have allowed us to appreciate how diverse the Physical Therapy “umbrella” is. This has helped lead me to a career in an environment that I am very excited to be employed in and think that I can contribute a lot of positive attributes to the patients, my co-workers, and to the success of the organization as a whole. – Alicia Twichell, PTA, 2017

Villa’s One-of-a-Kind PTA Environment

Students enrolled in Villa Maria College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program can expect a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio in classrooms and a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio in labs. This means that students have their individual education needs met, and you don’t have to worry about not having immediate access to any of the resources you need.

Our campus may be small, but that doesn’t limit our students. Our PTA students have exclusive access to everything they need to prepare for a career in their field: two labs that are stocked with gait devices, exercise equipment, state-of-the-art physical agents and more. Our campus even houses a long-term care facility that is staffed by PTA students looking to gain additional hands on experience.

Internship Experience

Obtaining experience that’s relevant to your future profession is critical. If you wait until after graduation to start, you’ll be behind the eight ball. Villa’s PTA curriculum has internship courses built in to it, providing students with the opportunity to work in their fields and gain invaluable, real world experience while they are still in school.

Licensure Exam Prep

Most states requires PTA’s to pass a licensure exam before they can begin working in the field full time. Villa’s PTA faculty helps students prepare after graduation by holding free review courses that help them feel confident and ready to complete the exam. Last year, 95.7% of Villa’s PTA students passed the exam on their first attempt.

Practiced Faculty

PTA students can expect to learn from the very best here at Villa. Our faculty have years of experience working in the physical therapy field, so they can apply text book information in a real world setting. This extensive experience also means Villa’s faculty know what it takes to get a job in WNY and succeed long-term in the PT field.

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