What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Mission Statement

Physical Therapist Assistant Program will graduate competent, professional and compassionate individuals ready to meet diverse healthcare needs by providing students quality learning experiences, partnerships and community engagement opportunities.

Program Goals

To support its mission the Physical Therapist Assistant Program will:

  1. Prepare graduates to perform competent, entry-level physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.
  2. Provide students with quality learning experiences to promote caring and culturally competent behaviors.
  3. Provide community alliances and partnerships to provide students with service learning and leadership opportunities.
  4. Provide health care communities with skilled practitioners to meet diverse and changing health care needs.
  5. Provide students a strong educational foundation to promote commitment to personal and professional growth.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate competent, entry-level physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.
  2. Demonstrate safe, ethical and legal behaviors to minimize risk of patients, self and others.
  3. Communicate in an effective and culturally competent manner.
  4. Display caring and compassionate behaviors as a member of the physical therapy profession and community at large.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and life-long learning.