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Health Professions Pathway: Physical Therapist Assistant CAS

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The Certificate of Applied Science in Health Professions: Physical Therapist Assistant Pathway is designed to provide the student with a pathway to prepare for application to the Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) program. These courses will provide the student with foundational knowledge preparing for entry-level positions in health care. For more information on this program, contact Angela Strickland at PTA-Program@newriver.edu or 304-929-3324.

 Total Program Hours: 33

Notice to all Prospective PTA Students:

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective July 13, 2021, New River Community and Technical College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (304) 929-5036 or email astrickland@newriver.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.