Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Navarro College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22317; telephone: 703.706.3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program helps prepare students to enter the field of physical therapy through academic and clinical studies. The PTA curriculum includes both classroom education at Navarro College and clinical training in traditional and non-traditional physical therapy practice settings. Upon successful completion of academic and clinical studies, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam for physical therapy assistants provided by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Additional employment requirements, such as state licensure, vary from state to state and among countries. Each student is encouraged to determine the additional employment requirements of the state or nation in which he or she wishes to work.
Through visionary leadership and contemporary teaching, Navarro College Physical Therapist Assistant Program provides students the technical skills necessary to provide evidenced based care and leadership within their communities and practices while maintaining high ethical standards and professional behaviors of a physical therapist assistant under the supervision of the physical therapist.
GOAL 1: The program will provide exceptional educational experiences that reflect contemporary practice.
GOAL 2: The faculty will provide contemporary curricula that reflects current practice models.
GOAL 3.: Graduates will achieve an effective transition from student to entry level professional member of the health care team.
GOAL 4: Graduates will demonstrate behaviors congruent with the high ethical standards as established by the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant and the Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant.
- ENGL 1301 English Composition
- HPRS 1101 Introduction to Health Professions (online, 8-Week class)
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
Mandatory 40 hours in 2 settings with a minimum of 10 hours in an in-patient setting
Minimum score of 59.7
Minimum of 2.5 required
Attendance at one (1) Information Session required before application due date
See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings at www.navarrocollege.edu/courses
INFORMATION FOR PTA APPLICANTS:
- PTA Application Packet 2017-2018.pdf
- PTA Information Session Schedule.pdf
- TEAS-Allied Health
- Criminal Background Check
- Immunizations – to be discussed at information session
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses) – if born after 1957
- Tetanus (within last 10 years)
- Hepatitis B series (series must be complete)
- Tb skin test
- Current flu shot
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Physical Therapist Assistant Handbooks
Complaints regarding the program can be addressed to the PTA Program Director, Sarah Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org and / or Dean of Health Professions, Guy Featherston at email@example.com.
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