Articulation and Transfer Agreements

New River has negotiated a number of articulation agreements with partner institutions so that our graduating students can make a smooth transition into a four-year degree program.  This page provides a list of those partner institutions.

Articulation Area Name of Baccalaureate Institution Total Credit Hours Articulated Original Agreement
Business Admin./Management Glenville State College 64  pdf
Elementary Education K-6/Early Education PreK-K Glenville State College 64  pdf
Elementary Education  Bluefield State College 71   pdf
Management University of Phoenix 60  pdf
Criminal Justice Administration Bluefield State College 72
Studio Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Recreation/Tourism Management
Board of Governors
Concord University 60 pdf 
Course Articulation Marshall University 72  pdf
General Education University of Charleston 60  pdf

Degree and Certificate Programs

Advanced Skill Set Certificates | Certificate of Applied Science | Certificate of Applied Science in Technical Studies | Associates of Fine Arts Degree | Associate of Science Degree Program | Associate of Applied Science | Associate of Applied Science, Technical Studies Degree Programs | Accelerated Learning Programs

ADVANCED SKILL SET CERTIFICATES

Accounting Data Entry Clerk

Pipe Fitting

Allied Heath

Pipe Welding

Banking And Financing Fundamentals

Pipe Welding and Pipe Fitting

Certified Customer Service Specialist

Physical Plant Welding Technician

Computer Software Application Specialist

Public Administration

Entrepreneurship

Receptionist

Hardware Specialist

Residential Energy Management Installation (Weatherization Installation)

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Residential Energy Management Diagnostics (Weatherization Diagnostics)

Logistical Management

Retail Department Manager
Medical Machine Transcriptionist Table Games
MIG Welding Technical Sales Specialist
Nail Care Technician

TIG Welding

Phlebotomy Technician Total Quality Management

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate Bridge

Diesel Service Technology

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

Esthetics

Medical Assisting (this program has been discontinued as of Fall 2013)

Green Entrepreneurships

Paraprofessional Education

Licensed Practical Nurse

Residential Energy Management (Weatherization Technology)

Horticulture

Technical Office Procedures and Skills

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Welding Technology

Machining Technology

 

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
IN TECHNICAL STUDIES

Allied Health

Management & Supervisory Development

Computer Repair and Operating Systems

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

Gaming

Public Administration

Legal Office Assistant

 

ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

Arts Management

Studio Arts

Photography

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Administrative Office Management

General Education

Corrections

Law Enforcement

General Business

Legal Assisting

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Administrative Office Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Automobile Service Technology

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Banking

Medical Assisting

Board of Governors

Occupational Development: Child Care Practitioner

Computer Science: Healthcare IT Technician

Paraprofessional Education

Computer Science: Networking Operating

Physical Therapist Assistant

Computer Science: Programming (This program has been discontinued as of Fall 2013)

Social Services

Cosmetology

Weatherization Technology (This program is no longer accepting new students)

Emergency Management

Welding Technology

General Business

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE, TECHNICAL
STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAMS

Casino Operations

Health Information Technology

Environmental Science

Social Service Management

 ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAMS

 

 Technical Office Procedures and Skills (CAS)

 Administrative Office Technology (AAS)

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; communicat¬ing 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 are eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Total Associate Hours: 70

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 101 or Higher

General Math or Higher

3

COSC 101
or
BUSN 130

Microsoft Office Application
or
Word Processing & Internet

 

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

HLTH 203

Introduction to Physical Therapy

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

2

PTHA 234L

Neurology & Pediatrics Lab

1

PTHA 236

Orthopedics

2

PTHA 236L

Orthopedics Lab

1

PTHA 238

Rehabilitation

2

PTHA 238L

Rehabilitation Lab

1

PTHA 240

PTA Seminar

3

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Fifth Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 250

Clinical Education II

5

PTHA 251

Capstone

1

PTHA 252

Clinical Education III

5

 

Total Semester Hours

11

Evaluation Sheet

2013-2014

Program Faculty

Gina Brown, MS, OTR/L, ATC, PTA
Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Office: 304-929-3316
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stephanie Dotson, BS, PT
Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Office: 304-929-5036
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Program Application and Admission

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is selected enrollment, meaning that students must apply to and be accepted before enrolling in any course with a PTHA prefix. Acceptance to New River and meeting the program application requirements do not guarantee admission.

Students must complete or be enrolled in the program's 30 credit hours of prerequisite courses when applying to the program. Equivalent pre-requisite courses may be completed at any college or university; New River students are not given preference during the selection process. All pre-requisite courses of the curriculum must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher by the end of the traditional fall semester prior to the start of a new class. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 for all college-level work. The application process also includes submission of a program application, documentation of at least 40 volunteer hours under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. All program application materials including the program application and documentation of all completed volunteer hours must be submitted to the PTA Program by the student in a single envelope. Application materials may be hand delivered or mailed to the PTA Program and must be received on or before 5pm on October 31st. Students are not permitted to submit application materials to any other New River office. Faxed or e-mailed information will not be accepted.

Students must take all courses with a PTA prefix in sequence, with a minimum grade of C in all courses. The program includes a series of three off-campus clinical education experiences. Students are required to work during the days and hours of operation of their assigned facility. Every effort is made to place students in facilities that disrupt their domestic arrangements as little as possible, but the primary purpose of the clinical experiences is to ensure that each student gains the variety of experience required to become a competent entry-level physical therapist assistant. Expenses, including travel, food, and housing (if necessary), are the responsibility of the student.

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

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.

Student Advising

Students interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment with Gina Brown, Program Director. Advising is essential to assuring accuracy of information, clarification of questions, and for scheduling required pre-requisite courses. Please call or e-mail to schedule an advising appointment.

Forms and Information

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Volunteer Form
PTA Program Application
Estimated Program Cost 2014-2015
Program Overview
Program Curriculum

Assessment

Information coming soon.

Academic Services

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Admissions

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Registrar's Office

Student Resources

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans (Direct Loans) are guaranteed federal student loan programs that include federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans and the federal PLUS (parent loan) programs. Direct Loans are awarded as part of the financial aid package if the student has requested loans on the FAFSA. First-time borrowers must complete a loan entrance interview and sign a loan master promissory note. First-time borrowers must also wait 30 days after the beginning of the semester before funds are available.

First Year Undergraduate, Dependent Student maximum eligibility for combined subsidized and unsubsidized loans is $3,500.

First Year Undergraduate, Independent Student maximum eligibility for combined subsidized and unsubsidized loans is $7,500.

Second Year Undergraduate, Dependent Student maximum eligibility for combined subsidized and unsubsidized loans is $4,500.

Second Year Undergraduate, Independent Student maximum eligibility for combined subsidized and unsubsidized loans is $8,500.

All students are eligible for $2,000 in unsubsidized loan which is in addition to the above amounts at each grade level.

The maximum amounts may be awarded as a combination of subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans. Dependent students whose parents are unable to borrow a Federal PLUS loan may borrow an additional $4,000 per year in unsubsidized loans. All students must pay the interest on the portion that is unsubsidized while in school and during any grace or in-school deferment periods, unless they elect to have the interest added to principal (capitalization). Having the interest capitalized will mean larger payments when repayment begins.

Federal Direct Loans have an origination fee of 2% with a rebate of 1.5% that will be deducted from the loan amount. The effective loan fee is 0.5% but is subject to change. The interest rate for 2009-10 is fixed for all subsidized loans at 5.6% with a cap of 8.25%. Unsubsidized loans have a fixed interest rate of 6.8%, capped at 8.25%. Loan principal and interest payments do not begin until six months after the student graduates or ceases to be enrolled at least half-time, and, under the standard repayment plan, must be completed no later than 10 years from that date (excluding periods of deferment and forbearance).

The Federal PLUS program allows parents of dependent undergraduates to borrow federal loan money to help pay the cost of their children's college expenses. Eligible parents may borrow amounts not to exceed the difference between the student's cost of attendance and all other financial aid the student will receive. The Federal PLUS Loan interest rate is fixed at 7.9%, with a cap of 9%. Federal PLUS borrowers are subject to a credit check and the repayment period for PLUS Loans begins sixty days after the second loan disbursement with a standard repayment period of 10 years

 

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