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Physical Therapist Assistant AAS_ProCard_2017-18-1

Physical Therapist Assistant


Downtown Milwaukee Campus 


Work with physical therapy patients in a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, school, private clinic or other healthcare setting. Under the supervision of a physical therapist, duties include implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care, teaching patients to perform exercises and daily living activities, conducting treatments using special equipment, and reporting the patient’s progress.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; 703-684 2782;

If needing to contact the program directly, please call 414-297-8078 or email

Career Outlook: The need for physical therapist assistants is projected to grow due to increases in the geriatric population.

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Program Code: 10-524-1

Start Date: January

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.

Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level algebra, biology and chemistry or physics.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Course Requirements (link)
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