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Physical Therapist Assistant- AAS Degree Plan
PROGRAM INFORMATION: The two-year, 66 hour curriculum in physical therapy leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS, PTA). The physical therapist assistant curriculum includes on-campus coursework and clinical experiences in traditional and non-traditional physical therapy settings. The program helps prepare the graduate to take the National Physical Therapy Examination provided by The Federation of State Board Examiners (FSBPT) to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Graduates must also meet licensure requirements as mandated by the Executive Council on Physical Therapy Examiners for the state of Texas or the state in which licensure is sought. Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
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 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com website: http://www.capteonline.org
Admission to the PTA program is a separate procedure from admission to Navarro College. Applicants must first meet all admission criteria for Navarro College. Once enrolled in Navarro College, the student may submit an application to the PTA Program. It is mandatory for potential applicants to attend one of the information sessions, which are conducted at various times throughout the year. Applications to the program may be obtained by attending an information session, in person through the Health Professions Department located on Corsicana campus or on the Midlothian campus, or by electronic download from the program web page. Positions in the program are limited and are a selective process. Admission decisions will be made through a points system. Priority status is determined from the following data: completion of or exemption from Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, grades in non-physical therapy courses and pre-requisite courses (completed prior to the application deadline) on the PTA degree plan, scored on the TEAS- Allied Health examination, previous healthcare work experience, and/or completion of a prior degree or health certification. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is only available on the Midlothian campus.
Additional Program Requirements:
- All required coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
- Students will provide proof of required or state-mandated health screenings, immunizations and CPR training. Clinical training will require drug screenings and criminal background checks.
- Entry into PTHA 2366 Practicum must occur within six months of completing academic studies.
- Interruption in sequence of studies may require additional coursework to help ensure clinical readiness.
- PLEASE NOTE: A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT (Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy) and/or attain state licensure.
Notice to Students Regarding Licensing - PTA
Effective September 1, 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.”
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.
|Anatomy & Physiology I
|Anatomy & Physiology II
|Elementary Statistical Methods
|Total Credit Hours
FRESHMAN YEAR - Spring
|Communication in Healthcare
|Introduction to Physical Therapy
|Pathophysiology for PTA
|Lifespan Growth and Development
|Spring Total Credit Hours
FRESHMAN YEAR - Fall
|Essentials of Data Collection
|Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
|Fall Total Credit Hours
SOPHOMORE YEAR - Spring
|Management of Neurological Disorders
|PTA Clinical I
|Spring Total Credit Hours
SOPHOMORE YEAR - Fall
|PTA Clinical II
|Fall Total Credit Hours
|Program Total Credit Hours