College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Are you a physical therapist assistant (PTA) who is ready to take your career to the next level? Deepen your commitment to your profession and advance in the health care field through the online PTA: Bachelor’s Completion program at St. Catherine University.
Classes meet: Primarily online
Time to completion: 24 months
Credits for major: 44
Cost per credit (2020–2021): $485
Start: Fall, spring, or summer
Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid.
Bachelor’s Degree Completion for Working PTAs
St. Kate’s PTA bachelor’s degree program incorporates the college credits you’ve earned for your associate PTA degree. You’ll then proceed through a series of flexible courses designed specifically for working PTAs. Courses are offered primarily in an online format; two courses are offered in a hybrid format, blending online and on-campus meetings.
The BSPTA program supports your development of advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, nutrition, health coaching and wellness, manual therapy, and rehabilitation management. Our curriculum provides skills that build on your associate-level training, including lab-based activities that focus on psychomotor and cognitive domains. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of societal issues impacting healthcare and gain the confidence you need for greater professional autonomy.
Backed by St. Kate’s reputation in the profession, with more than 50 years of experience in PTA education, you’ll be ready to take the next step in your career. Employers value PTAs with the advanced skills and abilities that our program provides, including:
- Strong management, communication, and leadership skills.
- Advanced understanding of the societal issues impacting health care delivery, disparities, and payment.
- Confidence in decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving related to the delivery of patient interventions.
With a Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapist Assistant degree, you’ll be better prepared to meet the needs of your patients, employers, and community. By gaining a deeper knowledge of your profession, you’ll improve your practice and with expanded skills in critical thinking and communication, you’ll be better equipped to take on the leadership challenges in today’s healthcare environment.