- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Program Mission and Goals
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PTA MISSION, VALUES, PHILOSOPHY
Through visionary leadership and contemporary teaching, Navarro College Physical Therapist Assistant Program provides students the technical skills necessary to provide evidenced based care and leadership within their communities and practices while maintaining high ethical standards and professional behaviors of a physical therapist assistant under the supervision of the physical therapist.
Navarro College provides students with entry level practice knowledge and skill sets in physical therapy, necessary to improve an individual’s optimum quality of life through health promotion, prevention of disabilities and rehabilitation regardless of the disability. Navarro College seeks to educate students to be compassionate and live out the basic moral principle of “Do No Harm” when interacting with clients, other health care professionals or their communities. The Navarro College PTA Program believes in providing lifelong learning experiences to each student regardless of cultural or social background, personal life choices, health status, age, or personal challenges. These learning experiences will aide in fostering the development of advanced critical thinkers and practitioners in the field of physical therapy. Navarro College seeks to develop partnerships with clinical faculty to foster development of the entry level graduate. Navarro College also seeks clinical environments that practice evidence-based principles and treatment that will enhance the knowledge and professional expectations of the physical therapist assistant student. The Navarro College PTA Program believes that, while a physical therapist assistant works under the supervision of a physical therapist, a physical therapist assistant is also an extension of a physical therapist and a vital member of a health care team. The Navarro College Physical Therapist PTA Student Handbook 12 Assistant Program was designed and established to meet the needs of the surrounding underserved rural and urban communities.