Associate in Applied Science

This program offers students the opportunity to earn an associate in applied science degree as a physical therapist assistant. PTAs use academic training, clinical education, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to implement and adjust therapeutic interventions based on a plan of care developed by the physical therapist. Students will learn how to:

Students will learn by practicing on fellow students and by applying theory and technical skills in clinic settings. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to apply for Michigan licensure and take the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Washtenaw Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website:; if needing to contact the program directly, please call 734-477-8918 or email [email protected] CAPTA logo