Orthopedic PTA - 2023 Spring Cohort

Dates:  Feb. 7 - Aug. 23, 2023

With a shift in payment models that focus on outcomes, it’s expected that many physical therapy businesses will seek highly-qualified and educated professionals to comply with new standards. At the Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy, we envision the PTA to be a major driver towards this success. We have developed this 23 unit, web-based specialty program to cover all of the major topics within Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
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Program Director

Erin Hoffman


8 Months



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Did you know we also offer flexible payment plans for this program? You can take advantage of these plans at checkout.  

About the course

  • Must hold a state license to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Must be employed and have diverse mix of patients
  • Must have a computer and good internet connection

Orthopedic Teaching.

Our training is designed to provide Orthopedic skills in a practical approach.  We blend readings, videos, discussions and knowledge assessments to engage the learner.

PTA-Led Program

The OPTA program is led by PTAs who have specialized in Orthopedics.   We believe that peer-learning is critical for success. 

100% Online

We have incorporated the top online learning tools to make the OPTA program the most accessible and affordable program of its kind...

Course Lessons

Each week begins at 12:00 am Wednesday and ends at 11:59 pm the following Tuesday.  All Assignments are due by the end of each week. All Live Masterclass sessions take place from 8-10 pm EST. 

Erin Hoffman, PTA, OPTA, OMPTA

My name is Erin Hoffman and I have been involved with The Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy since 2017 when I was a student in the second OPTA cohort! I have grown and evolved with this program: beginning as a student, to curriculum coordinator, and now Program Director. I have a passion for the development and progression of the Physical Therapist Assistant profession. I believe this program will provide you with the opportunity to expand your skill set, knowledge of orthopedic conditions, and communication with your teammates to provide the best patient care within the parameters of your license. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more information or with any questions!