Degrees Offered


Associate's Degree

Learn to provide safe and effective rehabilitative care under the supervision of a physical therapist. There are opportunities to complete the traditional program and also check out our transfer option.


Bachelor's Degree

Earn an advanced degree that will further develop your skills and enhance your marketability within the field.

Requires previous degree completion in PTA.

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Dual Degree Options

Supplement your physical therapist assistant education with a Bachelor’s degree in PTA, Community Health or Health Care Business

Academic Program Resources

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program in the nation
to offer PTA Bachelor’s degree

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clinical sites
across more than 25 states

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student-to-faculty ratio
for on-campus labs

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Nationally recognized students
by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Turn your calling into a career with one of our respected degrees.

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Engaged in Real World Training

The PTA program offers multiple options to best meet the needs of our students. One option is the traditional on-campus learning model. Another option is is the hybrid learning program. Hybrid learning offers online flexibility and four immersive on-campus skills weekends per semester. Graduates of the Associate's degree program may choose to advance their career by completing a PTA Bachelor's degree.

A Nationally Recognized Program

Clarkson College has a tradition of excellence in physical therapy education. Students have repeatedly been selected for honors from the APTA, the country’s foremost association of physical therapy professionals. As of 2024, seven graduates have earned the APTA Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, and eight students have earned the APTA Minority Scholarship Award.  


News about the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Learn more about our program, students, and alumni.


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Multiple Programs Named Top Online Options

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Clarkson College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Phone: 703.706.3245

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 402.552.2868 or email