Herzing University announces a new Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is now available at its Minneapolis campus.

Enrollment for the program, which is designed to prepare students to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) in order to gain licensure, is now open.

MPL PTA Inaugural Class Scholarships are available to individuals who enroll in the program for the May 2019 semester start. Up to $15,000 may be awarded to full-time students disbursed across their enrollment, according to a news release.

“We’re offering a PTA program in Minneapolis because we know there is a significant need across the region that isn’t slowing down,” says Herzing-Minneapolis Campus President Jason Morgan, in the release. “Students will appreciate that the program has direct admission with no wait list and year-round study, allowing them to graduate in as little as 20 months. It’s a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start a new career quickly.”

According to the Department of Labor, employment for physical therapist assistants in Minnesota is expected to increase 19% through 2026. Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for PTAs will increase 30% through 2026.

Herzing’s PTA program features small class sizes and a variety of clinical experiences. Classes include theoretical and practical instruction in addition to hands-on learning opportunities gained in Herzing’s new state-of-the-industry lab and through clinical experiences with local healthcare partners.

The university also offers an occupational therapy assistant degree, according to the release.

[Source(s): Herzing University, PR Newswire]