Physical Therapist Assistant
95% of PTA graduates last year found employment within one year.
(PTAs) work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient physical therapy clinics, rehab centers, and home health care.
Some MNE alum have gone on to earn a bachelor's degree in sports medicine at Mercyhurst's Erie Campus and other four-year institutions.
Our Internal Transfer Scholarship can offer students who wish to transfer to Erie for their last two years up to $18,000.
Each student is required to complete 400 hours of clinical work at one of the multiple facilities committed to working with the North East program.
Students in the physical therapist assistant program receive hands-on training in the PTA Lab and learn how to use equipment like hydrotherapy tanks, treatment and mat tables, parallel bars, wall pulleys, and elastic resistance.
Established in 2013 in memory of a North East PTA grad, the Danny Bilski PTA Assistance Fund supports current PTA students continue and complete their studies in the field Danny was so passionate about.