Associate Degree in Physical Therapy
The Associate Degree Program in Physical Therapy is a Program within the health sciences that prepares students to work as Physical Therapist Assistant. These assistants are health care providers trained to assist the Physical Therapist in the offerings of Physical Therapy services.
Through a comprehensive curriculum, which includes three varied clinical experiences, theoretical knowledge and clinical skills are provided. The professional modeling of the academic and clinical faculty is fundamental. Students are prepared to obtain and maintain professional credentials through a revalidation exam and continuing education, according to state and federal regulations, so that they can practice as Physical Therapist Assistant in Puerto Rico and throughout the world.
Who is the Physical Therapist’s Assistant?
The physical therapist assistant (ATF) provides physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist. ATFs help people of all ages who have medical problems, or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. The care provided by the ATF may include the following: teaching the patient / client mobility exercises; increased strength and coordination; train him for activities such as walking on crutches, canes, or walkers; massage; and the use of physical agents and electrotherapy such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.