Rehabilitative Health Programs
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Health Science Program Students
I understand that a completed COVID series plus booster dose and influenza vaccination is required prior to final acceptance into a health science program.
The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist. They provide services to improve strength, flexibility, relieve pain, promote fitness, and quality of life of people suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapist Assistants perform a wide variety of tasks involving exercise, massage, electrical stimulation, heat/cold treatment, ultrasound, traction, and hydrotherapy. They provide training to improve ambulation, body mechanics, posture, and athletic performance.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at CCRI is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245 ; email: [email protected] ; website: http://www.capteonline.org . If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 401-851-1684 or email [email protected].