Program Applications 2016:
(Update Wednesday, June 29, 2016)
Applications for the fall 2016 PTA class are now being processed. Please be patient as final scores are being tabulated and sorted. Notifications will be sent via email as soon as all applications are reviewed.
The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) is a member of the ICPTAE, however, CSI will not be accepting a new class of students in fall 2016.
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The Physical Therapist Assistant Education Program, Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education is comprised of four member colleges: College of Southern Idaho (CSI), College of Western Idaho (CWI), Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC), and North Idaho College (NIC).
Students complete the general education requirements at their home college and apply to the program at that campus. LCSC students enroll in the program through NIC. Classes are delivered through Interactive Video Conference (IVC) equipment. Students attend the laboratory component of the program at their respective school. Clinical education experiences will be integrated throughout the curriculum and offer students the opportunity to practice the techniques learned and practiced each semester. Clinical education will be generally performed in the students' home region but all students must plan to travel to one or more clinical sites during the course of the program. The program is designed to be completed in two years, culminate in an A.A.S. degree, and prepare students for the State Board Examination.
program prepares students for
employment as licensed physical therapist assistants (PTA). The PTA functions through
the direction of a physical therapist (PT) to implement the PT's specific patient plan of care.
The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to aid patients and clients in their
return to maximal function. PTA students are instructed in thinking processes and
skills such as therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and neurological interventions,
therapeutic modalities, and the art of patient care. In addition to patient
treatment courses, students study the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, clinical
pathology, and kinesiology.
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