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Physical Therapy Professions (Cortland)


  Program Description


Fadden Associates
242 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

Physical Therapy Professions is a two-year program is designed for highly motivated students who are interested in gaining a post-secondary edge in pursuing a career in a rehabilitative field. Located at Fadden & Associates Physical Therapy, students will study the fundamentals of therapy, including the elements of movement and anatomy and physiology.

As a post-secondary partner, Tompkins Cortland Community College provides onsite dual credit courses, allowing students to begin building their college transcript. Another important component of the program is providing students with opportunities to shadow healthcare professionals in the field. Students are also able to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing an industry-standard technical assessment. Class location: Fadden & Associates Physical Therapy, 242 Port Watson Street, Cortland.


Technical Skills
  • Assistive & adaptive devices
  • Clinical observations
  • HIPAA laws & regulations
  • Specialties of rehabilitation
  • Healthcare professionals in the field of rehabilitation, including PT, OT, SLP, ATC, chiropractic, and prosthetics/orthotics
  • Patient safety
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Communication & interpersonal practices
  • Individual & teamwork collaboration
  • Flexibility, adaptability & cultural sensitivity
  • Body mechanics
  • Vital signs
  • Infection
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE high school credits per year
  • 1 high school science or English per year
  • 18 - 22 college credits through concurrent enrollment with Tompkins Cortland Community College 

  • First Aid & CPR Certifications
Career Opportunities 
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational therapist
  • Repiratory therapist
  • Chiropractic care
  • Speech therapist
  • Prosthetist/orthotist


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College