Explore the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at NC

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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.

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.

Program Approval and Accreditation

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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (972)775-7270 or email sarah.austin@navarrocollege.edu.

Program Mission and Goals

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.

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.

Program Rates

Program Rates 2018


Graduation Rate: 68.18%
Employment Rate: 100%
Licensure Rate: 93.33%

Information Session Schedule


Due to orders from Governor Abbott, the PTA program will not be having an information session in June.  The program will post an online information session in July.  Until then, if the student would like to ask questions from the PTA program director or would like to schedule a personal Zoom information session, the student can email the program director at sarah.austin@navarrocollege.edu.

CORSICANA CAMPUS

DATE/TIME

Corsicana Campus
Building: Bain Center, Room 400
October 10, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Corsicana Campus
Building: Bain Center, Room 400
February 6, 2020
6:30 p.m.

MIDLOTHIAN CAMPUS

DATE/TIME

Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
August 1, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
October 17, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
November 7, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
January 9, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
February 20, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
May 7, 2020 session is CANCELLED
Online Information Session will be available in July
Midlothian Campus
Building: NCM2, Room 217
June 4, 2020 session is CANCELLED
Online Information Session will be available in July

Estimated Program Costs 2020-2021

Freshman Year (Spring) – 17 Hours

In District Out of District Out of State
Tuition $1579 $2548 $3602
Program Fees $780 $780 $780
Additional Student Costs $725+ $725+ $725+
Total $3,084 $4,053 $5,107

Freshman Year (Fall) – 15 Hours

Tuition $1399 $1960 $3184
Program Fees $640 $ 640 $ 640
Additional Student Costs $185 $ 185 $ 185
Estimated Total $2,224 $2,785 $4,009

Sophomore Year (Spring)   – 13 Hours

Tuition $1219 $1960 $2766
Program Fees $ 580 $ 580 $ 580
Additional Student Costs $ 215 $ 215 $ 215
Estimated Total $2,014 $2,755 $3,561

Sophomore Year (Fall) – 8 hours

Tuition $769 $1225 $1721
Program Fees $516 $ 516 $ 516
Additional Student Costs $135 $ 135 $ 135
Estimated Total $1,420 $1,876 $2,372

TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST

$8,742 $11,469 $15,049

Program Fees

Health Professions Fee = $25 per credit hour
Lab Fee = $24
Clinical Travel Fee = $15
Insurance Fee = $13
Typhon Software = $50
EHR Go Software = $105
PTA MACS Fee = $60
PEAT Exam Fee = $79
Scorebuilders Fee = $75

  • 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.

Application Process & Forms

DOCUMENTS


 

IMMUNIZATIONS –  to be discussed at information session


  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses) – if born after 1957
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus (within last 10 years)
  • Hepatitis B series (series must be complete)
  • Tb skin test
  • Current flu shot

 

ORGANIZATIONS


 

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.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline


Observation hours will continue to be mandatory prior to application. Application is not due until August 31, 2020.  At this time, there continues to be time to complete the prerequisites for observation hours.  As the situation for COVID-19 continues to change daily, we will update the website if the program makes any changes to the prerequisites for application.

NEXT PROGRAM ADMISSION STARTAPPLICATION DEADLINE
PTASpring 2020August 30, 2019

Additional Program Requirements

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

OBSERVATION HOURS:


NOTE: Observation hours will continue to be mandatory prior to application. Application is not due until August 31, 2020.  At this time, there continues to be time to complete the prerequisites for observation hours.  As the situation for COVID-19 continues to change daily, we will update the website if the program makes any changes to the prerequisites for application.

NEW AS OF JUNE 12, 2020 REGARDING OBSERVATION HOURS:

In lieu of the difficulties with obtaining observation hours in an inpatient physical therapy setting, the Navarro College PTA program had reduced the number of observation hours required to apply for the program. In addition, the applicant is only required to obtain outpatient observation hours.   See the points below that will be reflected on the application:

20 total observation hours in outpatient setting = 1 point

30 total observation hours = 3 points

40 total observation hours = 5 points

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

Information about Complaints

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 sarah.austin@navarrocollege.edu and / or Dean of Health Professions, Guy Featherston at guy.featherston@navarrocollege.edu.

Careers in Physical Therapist Assistant


  • Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant

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Gainful Employment


Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Degree Plans Offered


Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)60 credit hours
OFFERED ON CAMPUS: Midlothian
PATHWAY: Public Service

Course Catalog


Search degree plans in the College Catalog
View Course Descriptions found in the College Catalog

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NEXT TERM ENROLLMENT: SUMMER & FALL 2020
July 6Summer 2nd 6-Week Registration ends
July 9Summer 2nd 6-Week classes start
August 22Fall Pre-Registration ends at 12pm
August 24Fall classes 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.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Program Director
Midlothian Campus | 972.775.7270

 

Dean’s Office
Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.5120

 

Administrative Assistant | 972.923.5121

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