Become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Villa


PTA at Villa

Villa Maria College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program was designed for students who are serious about studying hard, staying focused and beginning impactful and lucrative careers shortly after graduation. The coursework isn’t easy, but the payoff is real: the program boasts an ultimate licensing exam pass rate of 100% and a 100% job placement rate for four years running!

Students enrolled in Villa’s PTA program can expect a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio in classrooms and a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio in labs. Students have their individual education needs met, and don’t have to worry about not having immediate access to resources.

Our small campus doesn’t limit our students. PTA students have exclusive access to everything needed 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.

Potential Career Paths

The American Physical Therapy Association expects that the employment of Physical Therapist Assistants will grow by 35% through 2018, making it a rapidly-growing field and an in-demand career choice.

  • Acute Care / Sub Acute Care
  • Rehab
  • Extended Care Facility
  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • School / Pre-School
  • Wellness / Prevention
  • Sports / Fitness
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Industrial / Workplace / Other Occupational Environments
  • Local / State / Federal Government

Why Choose Villa

Villa’s supportive environment makes it possible for non-traditional students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom.

Collaborate and Communicate

Just like in the business world, you need nearly unlimited access to all kinds of resources to earn a degree. At Villa, you’ll have that. Our 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you get the full attention of your professors, unlimited use of computer labs, quiet spots to study and more. Our experienced business program faculty have decades of professional experience so they won’t just talk about textbook concepts, they’ll demonstrate how to apply them in a plausible real-world setting.

Foundation and Framework

A business administration degree from Villa opens a ton of doors. You’ll start by learning basics concepts of business, like how to conduct research, build a budget and deliver a killer client pitch. After mastering the basics, you can choose to follow a specialty track, like marketing or accounting or pick up a minor based on your interests, like fashion, or photography. Regardless of the path you follow, you’ll emerge as a strategic thought leader ready to rule the boardroom.

Step Towards Success

Business books are a dime a dozen. You can read them all, but so can everyone else. At Villa, you’ll receive a practical education that enables you to build a diverse and critical skill set you can rely on throughout your entire professional career. As a graduate of Villa’s flexible business program, you’ll be experienced in all aspects of business and, along the way, you will develop an impressive portfolio of shareable work that proves how capable you are to a future employer.

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