The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Kingsborough was initiated in 1999. Since then, many students have graduated and gone on to start productive careers in physical therapy. The program features a fine full-time faculty of clinician educators with a combined 50+ years of clinical experience. Students benefit from a state of the art, dedicated learning suite, which include instructional computers, up to date physical therapy equipment, and instructional aids. The program has clinical agreements with over 50 healthcare facilities that provide outstanding clinical experiences during 16 weeks of full-time clinical education that all students must complete. Program graduates are eligible for licensure as physical therapist assistants and employable throughout the United States. U.S. Department of Labor Statistics for 2004-2014 continues to list physical therapist assistant in the top ten fastest growing occupations. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is a rigorous and selective program that prepares students to succeed in the field.
The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kingsborough Community College is to: develop well qualified entry level physical therapist assistants who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the community which the college serves and who function under the supervision of the physical therapist in a variety of physical therapy settings, capable of providing physical therapy treatments as outlined by the physical therapist to the satisfaction of the physical therapist. Further, the mission includes graduating clinicians who meet standards for licensure or registration as a physical therapist assistant in a variety of states. The mission also includes meeting the accreditation standards of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for Physical Therapist Assistant Programs.