Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) continue to develop post professionally along-side Physical Therapists in the treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions. As the demands to make meaningful gains for patients continue to increase, so are the demands for PTAs to work alongside PTs. The Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist Assistant (OMPTA) Program is designed to provide PTAs with comprehensive, practical, and evidence-affirmed manual therapy education that is accessible from anywhere. Nxt Gen Institute blends the best-available evidence in orthopedic physical therapy education with relevant clinical experiences from expert clinical faculty. This program is meant to expand on a PTAs base knowledge of orthopedics into the specialty practice of manual therapy from both orthopedic PTAs and FAAOMPT faculty. The ideal candidate for this program is a PTA who wants to work or already works in an environment with a “hands-on” approach for the very best clinical outcomes.
Program Director: Sean Bagbey, PTA, OPTA
Faculty: Dr. Heather Jennings, Dr. Jason Smith, Erin Hoffman
Target Audience: Physical Therapist Assistants
Cost: $1750. Flexible payment plans are available.
Application Deadline: All applicants for OMPTA must first apply through this link and upon acceptance, will complete the purchase of this program.
We are now accepting applications for the April 2023 cohort. The deadline for these applications is: 03/15/2023.
Upon completion of this program, OMPTA students will be able to:
Program Learning Competencies:
Successful Completion of Program:
Weekly participation in online discussion is required within the curriculum. This is conducted through Microsoft Office 365.
Our programs are built upon a learning management system which is located directly within Microsoft Office 365. All technology fees are included within tuition costs. You will receive access to Office 365, starting from your start date.
There is currently no accreditation body for post-graduate PTA programs.