College of Applied and Technical Studies

About This Program

Join one of the fastest-growing healthcare fields with Kent State's Physical Therapist Assistant Technology A.A.S. program. With a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, you'll learn the skills needed to provide high-quality patient care and support. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • Mostly online (Athletic Trainers Transition concentration only)
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • East Liverpool Campus (Athletic Trainers Transition concentration not offered)

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Physical therapist assistants

  • 32.6% much faster than the average
  • 98,700 number of jobs
  • $59,770 potential earnings


The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kent State University at Ashtabula and East Liverpool, and the PTA program for NATA-BOC Certified Athletic Trainer's are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Tiffany Kiphart 440-964-4579 or email at

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.