The St. Kate's physical therapist assistant program was among the first of its kind in the nation and offers its students a careful blend of theory and practice to master physical therapy concepts and techniques.
As part of the educational process, you’ll will benefit from a variety of clinical experiences that may include acute care, skilled nursing facility/rehabilitative, or outpatient settings. The program has an extensive clinical network in the immediate Twin Cities area, the state, and nationally.
The PTA program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program are housed together, providing you with opportunities for collaborative learning — blended tutorial learning, cadaver lab reviews, joint service learning courses, and joint co-curricular activities. This exposure provides PTA and DPT students with invaluable insight into each others' roles in the clinical setting.
If you are applying to the physical therapist assistant associate degree program offered on the Minneapolis campus of St. Kate's College for Adults, you'll first enroll as a pre-PTA student and take liberal arts and sciences (LAS) courses required for your degree. Enrollment as a "pre-" student does not guarantee progression into PTA courses.