>>STUDENT: I started racing BMX before I was
even in high school and competed professionally for years. When you’re competing four or
more days a week, you learn all about the aches, pains and injuries that slow people
down. That’s one reason I knew my next career
would be as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Thanks to the training I received here at
Lane Community College, I’m already working in my field.>>ANNC: If you’re smart, compassionate,
a good communicator and interested in the health care field, Lane’s Physical Therapist
Assistant program is for you. You learn about anatomy, physiology and human movement. And
you’re part of a treatment team. In Lane’s Physical Therapy Lab, you work
with patients of all ages. They come from a wide range of lifestyles and backgrounds.
Your job is to be a good listener and work with them to create and stick with a personalized
physical therapy program. Our classroom and lab are based in Eugene.
Everyone attends the lab sessions at our Main Campus. But some students — perhaps even
you — live in other Oregon communities. With Lane Online, you can use the Internet
to virtually attend many classes, take part in discussions and turn in your class projects
and homework. That’s good news when it’s time for your
clinical rotation, because our program encourages you to pursue a placement in a hospital, skilled
nursing facility, outpatient clinic or physical therapy office in your hometown. It’s a
chance to really give back to your community.>>STUDENT: Being a Physical Therapist Assistant
is not just about healing. It’s about making a connection. That’s a huge draw for me
and my fellow students.>>ANNC: Improve lives. Make a difference.
Get a good job. It’s the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
at Lane Community College. Start your career here.