***New River CTC is not offering the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at this time***
The Certificate of Applied Science in Health Professions: Physical Therapist Assistant Pathway is designed for students interested in pursuing selective enrollment health professions programs or obtaining an entry-level position in the field of health care.
Total Certificate Program Hours: 30*
*Additional hours are required in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. After completing the certificate, students interested in the PTA program must apply to the program. If admitted to the PTA Program, students must complete an additional 41 credit hours as explained below:
Third Semester PTA Core: 15
Fourth Semester PTA Core: 14
Clinical Components & Capstone: 12
Total Credit for Program Completion: 71