Director Hired for New Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Matthew Austin, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Welcome to Fort Wayne Dr. Austin! Trine’s PTA program will be based in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Education Center on Parkview Hospital’s Randallia campus, alongside and integrated with the university’s recently accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Trine University will begin taking applications for the PTA program in 2019, pending approval from CAPTE, for fall 2020.
“Upon graduation, students will have the ability to work in one of fastest-growing fields and pursue their passion for helping others through physical rehabilitation,” said Austin. “The PTA program at Trine University will be special in that graduates will not only have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, they will have the opportunity to work in the classroom with their future Doctor of Physical Therapy colleagues. Graduates of Trine University’s PTA program will have the knowledge, competence and commitment to professional service to be leaders among their peers.”