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PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant)
Physical Therapist Assistant at NC
Name of Department: Physical Therapist Assistant
Name of Department Chair/Program Director: Sarah Austin, PT, MPT
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.
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.
Career Destination Map
Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.)
- Active Listening
- Complex Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Equipment Maintenance
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Learning Strategies
- Management of Material Resources
- Operation and Control
- Quality Control Analysis
- Reading Comprehension
- Social Perceptiveness
- Service Orientation
- Time Management
- Technology Design
University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston
University of Findlay
Program Approval and Accreditation
The Physical Therapist Program at Navarro College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (972)775-7270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Graduation Rate: 68.18%
Employment Rate: 100%
Licensure Rate: 93.33%
Due to orders from Governor Abbott, the PTA program will not be having an information session in June.
Online information session will be scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 6:30. Interested students will have to email email@example.com to reserve their spot for the Zoom meeting.
Building: Bain Center, Room 400
July 16, 2020
email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their spot for the Zoom meeting
Building: NCM2, Room 217
July 16, 2020
Email email@example.com to reserve their spot for the Zoom meeting
|Freshman Year (Spring)
|Program Fees||$ 780||$ 780||$ 780|
|Additional Student Costs||$ 725+||$ 725+||$ 725+|
|Freshman Year (Fall)
|Program Fees||$ 640||$ 640||$ 640|
|Additional Student Costs||$ 185||$ 185||$ 185|
Sophomore Year (Spring)
|Program Fees||$ 580||$ 580||$ 580|
|Additional Student Costs||$ 215||$ 215||$ 215|
|Sophomore Year (Fall)
|Program Fees||$ 516||$ 516||$ 516|
|Additional Student Costs||$ 135||$ 135||$ 135|
|TOTAL PROGRAM COST||$8,742||$11,469||$15,049|
- Tuition includes institution fees such as building use, matriculation, etc.
- Additional Student Costs are estimated student costs that are purchased at vendors of your own choosing. These costs include textbooks, immunizations, supplies, background check, etc.
- Total Program Costs does not include any pre-requisite tuition or fees that may be required for admittance into the program.
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
Physical Therapist Assistant Handbooks
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. Please call either Midlothian, Waxahachie, or Corsicana testing centers to set up a date and time to take the test.
NEXT PROGRAM ADMISSION START
|PTA||Spring 2020||August 30, 2019|
Pre-requisites for 2019-2020 PTA Applicants:
ENGL 1301 (English Composition)
MATH 1342 (Elementary Statistics)
BIOL 2401 (Anatomy and Physiology I)
BIOL 2402 (Anatomy and Physiology II)
NEW AS OF JULY 9, 2020 REGARDING OBSERVATION HOURS:
Due to difficulties associated with COVID-19 and health care facilities, the Navarro College Physical Therapist Assistant program has removed the requirement for observation hours to apply to the program. For those applicants who have completed observation hours, bonus points will be given.
20 total observation hours in outpatient setting = 1 point
30 total observation hours = 3 points
40 total observation hours = 5 points
Minimum score of 59.7
Minimum of 2.5 required
Attendance at one (1) Information Session required before application due dat
The Navarro College Physical Therapist Assistant encourages individuals to bring forward information and/or complaints about violations of state or federal law, College policy, rules or regulations. Retaliation against any individual who, in good faith, reports or who participates in the investigation of alleged violations is strictly forbidden.
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.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Monday – Friday
Midlothian Campus | 972.775.7270
Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.5120
Administrative Assistant | 972.923.5121