A candidate for a physical therapist assistant associate in applied science degree must have the abilities and skills necessary to complete the educational requirements as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association and the state regulatory agencies. The following is a representative list of the essential skills, with or without appropriate accommodation, expected of students enrolled in the PTA program.
1. Communication Skills
2. Conceptual and Analytical Reasoning
3. Social Skills, Responsibility & Behavior
4. Physical Strength
5. Bilateral Dexterity
6. Unilateral Dexterity
8. Observational and Sensory Skills
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