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WHY STUDY PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT AT NC?

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.

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Midlothian

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.

 

The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. www.ptot.texas.gov

 

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential PTA License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.” http://www.ptot.texas.gov/idl/5507F83A-E33A-9745-CF66-A40DECF58723

 

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.

 

Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

Program Approval and Accreditation

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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

Program Mission & Goals

GOALS

 

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.

MISSION

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.

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Graduation Rate: 80.95%
Employment Rate: 100%
Licensure Rate: 86.66%

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Corsicana Campus
Bain Center, Room 400
DateTime
October 5,, 20176:30 p.m.
January 11, 20186:30 p.m.
February 1, 20186:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Building NCM2, Room 217
DateTime
August 10, 20176:30 p.m.
October 12, 20176:30 p.m.
November 9, 20176:30 p.m.
January 18, 20186:30 p.m.
February 8, 20186:30 p.m.
May 10, 20186:30 p.m.
June 7, 20186:30 p.m.
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TEAS – ALLIED HEALTH

 

The TEAS-Allied Health test is an essential part of the application process for the Physical Therapist.  The test will take 4 hours and will cost $55.

 

Steps to take the TEAS-Allied Health test:

  1. Call either Waxahachie or Corsicana testing centers to set up a date and time to take the test.
  2. Students will need to go to www.atialliedhealth.com to create an account.
  3. Fill in all the blue fields and register using the Navarro College Assessment ID number 8962170
  4. Turn in TEAS-Allied HealthT test scores with application
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NEXT PROGRAM ADMISSION STARTAPPLICATION DEADLINE
PTASpring 2019August 31, 2018
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Pre-Requisites:

  • 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

 

Observation Hours:

Mandatory 40 hours in 2 settings with a minimum of 10 hours in an in-patient setting

 

TEAS Score:

Minimum score of 59.7

 

GPA Minimum:

Minimum of 2.5 required

 

Information Session:

Attendance at one (1) Information Session required before application due date

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Complaints regarding the program can be addressed to the PTA Program Director, Sarah Austin at sarah.austin@navarrocollege.edu and / or Dean of Health Professions, Guy Featherston at guy.featherston@navarrocollege.edu.

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Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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PTHA 1260 PTA Clinical I

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized physical therapy theory, skills, and concepts in various settings. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. The clinical experience is designed to reinforce topics and experiences that occurred during lectures and labs. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn two (2) credit hours. Prerequisites: PTHA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321, PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA
2205, PTHA 2201, Co-requisites: PTHA 2431, PTHA 2435. 

 

PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology for PTA

Study of the pathophysiology of diseases/conditions encountered in physical therapy. Emphasis on the etiology pathogenesis signs/symptoms and treatments of selected diseases/conditions; identification of the impact of the pathologies in physical therapy. Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology I and II or equivalent; admission to program. Co-requisites: PTHA 1409 PTHA 1413. 

 

PTHA 1409 Introduction to Physical Therapy

This course will provide an introduction to the profession of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant. Topics will include: the history purpose and scope of physical therapy; identification of the roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant; principles and techniques of patient handling and functional skills; basic patient handling and functional skills; selected data collection techniques; communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the PTA program. Co-requisites: PTHA 1413 PTHA 1321. 

 

PTHA 1413 Functional Anatomy

Study of the relationship of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems to normal and abnormal movement. Students will be able to locate the musculoskeletal and neurological structures of the human body; differentiate between normal and abnormal movement. Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology I and II or equivalent; admission to program. Co-requisites: PTHA 1409 PTHA 1321.

 

PTHA 1431 Physical Agents

Study of the biophysical principles, physiological effects, efficacy, and application of physical agents. Prerequisite: PTHA 1409 PTHA 1413 PTHA 1329. Co-requisites: PTHA 2409 PTHA 2205 PTHA 2301 PTHA 1160

 

PTHA 2205 Neurology

The relationship of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as it relates to neurological conditions. Prerequisite: PTHA 1409 PTHA 1413 PTHA 1329. Co-requisites: PTHA 2409 PTHA 1431 PTHA 2301 PTHA 1160.

 

PTHA 2239 Professional Issues

Discussion on professional issues and behaviors related to clinical practice; preparation for transition into the workforce including preparation for licensure, employment, and professional development; identification of legal, ethical, and professional behaviors. (3 lec hours/week). Prerequisites: THA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321, PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2205, PTHA 2201, PTHA 2431, PTHA 2435, PTHA 1260. Co-requisite: PTHA 2360.

 

PTHA 2301 Essentials of Data Collection

This course identifies data collection techniques used to assist in patient/client management. Prerequisite: PTHA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321. Co-requisites: PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2205, PTHA 1260.

 

PTHA 2360 PTA Clinical II

This clinical is a full time, seven (7) week clinical that provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. As outlined in the learning plan, the student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will earn three (3) credit hours. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: PTHA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321, PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2205, PTHA 2201, PTHA 2431, PTHA 2435, PTHA 1260. Co-requisites: PTHA 2339.

 

PTHA 2366 PTA Practicum

This practicum is a full time, nine (9) week clinical rotation that provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. As outlined in the learning plan, the student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will earn three (3) credit hours. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: PTHA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321, PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2205, PTHA 2201, PTHA 2431, PTHA 2435, PTHA 1260, PTHA 2360 and PTHA 2339.

 

PTHA 2409 Therapeutic Exercise

Explores concepts, principles, and application of techniques related to therapeutic exercise and functional training. Prerequisite: PTHA 1409 PTHA 1413 PTHA 1321. Co-requisites: PTHA 1431 PTHA 2205 PTHA 2201 PTHA 1160.

 

PTHA 2431 Management of Neurological Disorders

Comprehensive rehabilitation techniques of selected neurological disorders. Prerequisite: PTHA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321, PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2205, PTHA 2201. Co-requisites: PTHA 2435, PTHA 1260.

 

PTHA 2435 Rehabilitation Techniques

Instruction in comprehensive rehabilitation of selected diseases and disorders.
Prerequisites: PTHA 1409, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1321, PTHA 2409, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2205, PTHA 2201. Co-requisites: PTHA 2431, PTHA 1260.

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)60 credit hours

NEXT TERM: SPRING 16-WEEK & 1st 8-WEEK

November 6 - January 10Registration
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January 16 - 17Late Registration
Payment due by January 17 at 5 p.m.
January 16Classes start
DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Dean’s Office, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7585

 

Program Coordinator, Midlothian Campus | 972.775.7270

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.