ICPTAE Student Handbook

Idaho Consortium for Physical Therapist Assistant Education (ICPTAE) 


The ICPTAE prepares students for employment as physical therapist assistants (PTAs). Physical therapist assistants provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, sports facilities, and more. PTAs also measure changes in the patient's performance as a result of the physical therapy provided and make suggestions for patient progression.