Estimated Program Cost

Estimated Program Cost 2014 – 2015*

Estimated Tuition and Fees:                                                                     

Tuition:

Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $1,782)                                                   $ 8,910.00

Non-Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $2,397)                                          $11,985.00

Fees:

PTA Course Fee ($25 per credit hour/PTHA courses only)                                   $ 1,000.00

PTA Program Fee ($300 per semester/3 semesters of Technical Phase only)      $   900.00

Student Services Fee ($6 per credit hour, 70 credit hours)                                      $   420.00

Technology Fee ($6 per credit hour, 70 credit hours)                                              $   420.00

Estimated Additional Cost:                       

Drug Screening                                                                                                            $     50.00

Criminal Background Investigation                                                                      $     50.00

Basic Life Support certification                                                                                $     30.00

Technical Phase Text Books                                                                                    $   700.00

Malpractice Liability Insurance                                                                               $     25.00

Graduation Pin                                                                                                           $     50.00

Graduation Fee                                                                                                           $     45.00

APTA & WVPTA Student Membership                                                                        $     95.00

Scorebuilders Licensure Prep Course                                                                      $   200.00

Licensure Application & Fees (WV)                                                                          $   190.00

Licensure Examination                                                                                              $   370.00

Prometric Testing Center Fee                                                                                    $     70.00

 

Estimated Total Cost:                                                                In State Students                  $13,525.00

                                                                                                      Out of State Students          $16,600.00

Required immunizations, gas, tolls, and housing arrangements (if applicable) required for clinical education affiliations are the responsibility of the student and cannot be estimated by the PTA program.

Proof of current medical insurance coverage is mandatory for all students throughout their enrollment in the PTA Program. Students that do not have current medical coverage can obtain information regarding student insurance policy coverage through the Office of Student Services.

A total of 70 credit hours are needed for the Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Please see the College catalog and/or the Physical Therapist Assistant suggested sequence of study sheet for additional information.

 

*Estimates are based on program completion as a full-time student as outlined by the program curriculum.

This information is strictly to be used as an estimate to assist students in financial planning

and may change at the discretion of New River Community and Technical College or the PTA program.

revised 7/1/2014

Effective November 6, 2013, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Admissions Scale

Admission Scale

The following Physical Therapist Assistant program admissions criteria and evaluative components are established and applied annually.

 

Revisions can and are made following each application cycle and are then used in the subsequent application year. The admissions process is evaluated annually by program students, the faculty and advisory committee for fairness and effectiveness in meeting the needs of the program, the institution and the profession of physical therapy.

 

 

Overall GPA                                                                           Additional Degrees Earned

2.75 – 3.00    __________     2 pts.                                    Master’s     __________  6 pts.

3.01 – 3.25  __________    3 pts.                                       Bachelor’s   __________  4 pts.

3.26 – 3.50  __________     4 pts.                                      Associate      __________  2 pts

3.51 – 3.75 __________     5 pts.

3.76 – 4.00  __________    6 pts.

BIOL 231, Anatomy & Physiology I                                BIOL 233L, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

“A” on 1st attempt    __________  5 pts.                     “A” on 1st attempt   __________  5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt  __________   4 pts.                     “B” on 1st attempt   __________  4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt  __________   3 pts.                     “C” on 1st attempt  __________  3 pts.

min “C” > 2nd attempt __________  1 pt.                   min “C” > 2nd attempt  __________  1 pt.

BIOL 232, Anatomy & Physiology II                               BIOL 234L, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

“A” on 1st attempt  __________   5 pts.                     “A” on 1st attempt _________    5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt  __________   4 pts.                    “B” on 1st attempt   __________    4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt __________     3 pts.                   “C” on 1st attempt  __________     3 pts.

min “C” > 2nd attempt   __________    1 pt.              min “C” > 2nd attempt __________    1 pt.

BIOL 205 Kinesiology                                                     BIOL 206L Kinesiology Lab

“A” on 1st attempt  __________    5 pts.                   “A” on 1st attempt   __________   5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt  __________     4 pts.                 “B” on 1st attempt   __________   4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt  __________    3 pts.                  “C” on 1st attempt   __________    3 pts.

min “C” > 2nd attempt  __________   1 pt.               min “C” > 2nd attempt     __________    1 pt.

Volunteer Hours                                                                        Volunteer Rating Total

= 40 hours      __________  1 pt.                           8 – 11   __________      1 pt.

41 – 50 hours   __________ 2 pts.                       13 – 19    __________      2 pts.

51 – 60 hours  __________  3 pts.                       20 – 26     __________      3 pts.

61 – 70 hours   __________ 4 pts.                      27 – 33      __________     4 pts.

                                                                                               34 – 40        __________       5 pts.

Work Experience (must be PT related)

0 - 12 months         __________  1 pt.

13 - 23 months        __________ 2 pts.

24 - 35 months     __________    3 pts.

36 - 47 months   __________      4 pts.                       TOTAL POINTS EARNED: _______________

48 - 59 months  __________      5 pts.

   > 60 months    __________     6 pts

     

Effective November 6, 2013, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

      Revised 6/11/2015

College Mission, Values & Vision

New River Community & Technical College Mission

New River Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality education and workforce programs to meet the needs of the region it serves.

 

New River Community & Technical College Values

Shared values guide New River Community and Technical College in fulfilling its mission. These values influence thoughts, guide decisions, mold policies, and determine courses of action. Our employees are expected to support and enact these values in our daily work.

Community, Integrity, Justice, Service, and Scholarship.

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New River Community & Technical College Vision

New River Community and Technical College improves students’ lives and enriches communities.

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is an intensive 5 semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination. Physical Therapist Assistants work under direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Their duties include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living; administering therapeutic modalities, utilization of assistive equipment, and other patient care procedures; communicating with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, and other health care workers; and documenting the patients' status. Licensed physical therapist assistants find employment opportunities in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities, and private practices.

Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. 

Accreditation

Program Faculty

Program Information

                    Curriculum  
                    Program Application & Admission Information
                    Application Material
                    Admission Scale
                    Estimated Program Cost                

Printable Information Packet (including application material)

Evaluation Sheets

2014-2015

2013-2014

Curriculum Plan

Policies & Procedures Manual (student)

Assessment

                         Program Specific Assessment Surveys

Program Missison Statement

College Mission, Values & Vision

Members of the public who would like to submit comments and/or feedback about New River Community & Technical College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program may send written comments to the Department Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program Mission Statement

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Department is to provide each student the necessary education to become a competent entry-level physical therapist assistant. This is achieved through professional education and training using sequential instruction, practical clinical experiences, and mentoring. Emphasized throughout the student experience are critical thinking, scientific inquiry, ethics, professional behaviors, and team skills, as well as examination of the preferred relationship between the PT and PTA. Also emphasized is development of professional behaviors that facilitate and enhance positive therapeutic relationships with patients including respect and sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and spiritual differences. Qualified clinical sites further support these ideas through clinical education and mentoring. 

 
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