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Do Physical Therapy Assistants have to work with cadavers in school?

I am interested in possibly becoming a physical therapy assistant, but I am very squeamish. I was wondering if there is ever going to be a time during the schooling where I would have to work with dead bodies or if I am going to ever have to deal with a lot of blood? Any other gross aspects about this job I should know about before pursuing anything? Thanks.

Asked By: - 12/21/2010
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At the PTA level, its unusual for you to have to take gross human anatomy. You are more likely to work with plastinated models. At the very worst, you might have to see a human cadaver lab, but PTAs typically don't have to do the dissection... More
Answered By: mistify - 12/22/2010
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No because you don't have to go to Med School.
Answered By: Laur Miller - 12/21/2010
 
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