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PTA Curriculum

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs.

ENGL 101

Composition

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

BIOL 231

Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 233L

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

MATH 109

Algebra

3

MAST 105

Medical Terminology

 

3

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs.

ENGL 102

Research

3

BIOL 232

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 234L

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

BIOL 205

Kinesiology

3

BIOL 206L

Kinesiology Lab

1

MAST 109

Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

3

 

Total Semester Hours

14

Third Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 220

Patient Care Skills

2

PTHA 220L

Patient Care Skills Lab

1

PTHA 222

Observations & Measurements

2

PTHA 222L

Observations & Measurements Lab

1

PTHA 226

Therapeutic Modalities

2

PTHA 226L

Therapeutic Modalities Lab

1

PTHA 230

Pathologic Conditions

3

PTHA 232

Clinical Education I

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

Fourth Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 234

Neurology & Pediatrics

3

PTHA 234L

Neurology & Pediatrics Lab

1

PTHA 236

Orthopedics

3

PTHA 236L

Orthopedics Lab

1

PTHA 238

Rehabilitation

3

PTHA 238L

Rehabilitation Lab

1

PTHA 240

PTA Seminar

2

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Fifth Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 250

Clinical Education II

5

PTHA 251

Capstone

2

PTHA 252

Clinical Education III

5

 

Total Semester Hours

12

Pre-requisite totals:                 30

Technical course totals:            41

Total credit hoursfor degree:    71

 

1English 101 Composition (3-0-3). Pre-requisite: ACT Reading Main score of 17 or “Sin ENGL 098 or COMPASS Reading score of 75 or above and ACT English Main score of 18 or“S” in ENGL 099 or COMPASS Writing score of 70 or above and Competent writing sample or diagnostic theme.

2Biology 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3-0-3). Pre-requisite: Eligibility for enrollment in English 101, high school Biology, Biology 101 or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: BIOL 233.

3English 102 Research (3-0-3). Pre-requisite: C orhigher in ENGL 101 or CLEP score of 500 or higher or advanced placement waiving ENGL 101 and C or higher in ENGL 100 or ACT English mechanics/usage sub test score of 9 or higher or COMPASS Writing Diagnostics test score of 76% or higher.

4Biology 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3-0-3). Pre-requisite: BIOL 231, BIOL 233. CO-requisite: BIOL 234.

 

5Biology 205 Kinesiology (3-0-3).

Pre-requisite: C or higher in BIOL 231 and BIOL 233 CR:  BIOL 206.

6

Technical Phase Courses:Students applying to the PTA program must complete all pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better and an overall GPAof at least 2.75 for all college-level work. Acceptance to New River and meeting of program admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/

 

 

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  • Bluegrass Energy                                           
  • Bradley Electro Sales Corp.
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  • C.W. Wright Construction Co.                                  
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  • Dominion                                           
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  • First Energy Corp.                                         
  • Frontier Communications
  • GaylorElectric                                               
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Lumos Networks
  • MasTec                                               
  • New River Electrical Corp.                                        
  • Nicolas Construction
  • Osmose Utility Services, Inc.
  • Pike Electric
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  • Serco Pacific, Inc.                                          
  • Service Electric Cable TV & Communications                                              
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Gainful Employment Information (PN)

Licensed Practical Nursing (CP)

COST

Q. How much will this program cost me?    
A. Tuition and Fees: $8,042.00  
  Books and Supplies $1,800.00  
  On-Campus room & board Not offered  

FINANCING

Q.   What are my financing options to pay for the program?    
A. In addition to grant and scholarship aid for which students are eligible, 85.3% of graduates (2010-2011) used loans to finance their education (tuition, fees, books, supplies and funds including educational costs allowed for living expenses, transportation, and personal allowance). The median debt* for program graduates was by year: 2010-2011 $2,766.00    
  * Median loan debt from the Title IV only-No Completers had private loans or institutional financing during this time period.    

SUCCESS

Q.   How long will it take me to complete this program?    
A. The program is designed to take 11 months to complete. The percent of graduates from this program that finished in this time by year are: 2014-2015 100%    
Q. What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?    
A. The job placement rate** for students who complete the program is by year    
  2014-2015. Data calculation will be provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics at a future date.    

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Financial Aid

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Our goal is to help students finance their education through all available means – federal, state, local and institutional funds. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, contact us for assistance with your financial aid, regardless of the campus where you attend. You may also e-mail the Financial Aid Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Financial Aid account information is provided in accordance with FERPA, to students, faculty, administration, alumni and proper agencies. Please note that under FERPA guidelines, Financial Aid can only respond with specific account information to student's newriver.edu email accounts. 

 

Apply for Financial Aid:

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our Quickstart Guide to Financial Aid for a brief walkthrough. When completing your application you will need to:

  • Select 2017-2018 school year if you plan to attend Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018.
  • Use your 2015 tax information to complete the 2017-2018 application.
  • New River CTC's School Code is 039603

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Types of Financial Aid Financial Aid Contacts
Loan Information Financial Aid Forms
Financial Aid Disbursement and Refunds Financial Aid 101
Drug Offenses and Financial Aid Financial Aid Application Process
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Net Price Calculator
Constitution Day Cost of Attendance
Special Circumstances Return of Title IV Funds (Revised)
   

Overview of Financial Aid

Wondering what all this talk of financial aid is? Financial aid is a grant, loan, or scholarship that is awarded on a needs basis. Some financial aid must be paid back with interest and others do not. Watch this short video to give you a better understanding and then head over to our Financial Aid Application Process page for a more detailed walkthrough on how to get started.

FAFSA Overview

What is the FAFSA?  Why should I fill it out?  Here is a great short video to help you understand. Do you need help filling it out?  Visit our Financial Aid Application Process page for a step by step guide. Still having difficulty? Contact the Financial Aid Office.

 

Voters Registration

Voter Registration forms are available in the Financial Aid office.  You may also register online at Voter Registration.

 

 

Pass Rates and Employment Rates

2015:

First Time Pass Rate 16.7%
Ultimate Pass Rate 55.6%
Employment Rate 100% for all licensed PTA students seeking full time employment
Graduation Rate 94.7%

2016:

First Time Pass Rate 58.8%
Ultimate Pass Rate 88.2%
Employment Rate 100% for all licensed PTA students seeking full time employment
Graduation Rate 90%

2017:

First Time Pass Rate 80.0%
Ultimate Pass Rate 80.0%
Employment Rate 100% for all licensed PTA students seeking full time employment
Graduation Rate 90%

Graduation Rate:

Two year Graduation Rate 92.3%
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