New River Community and Technical College celebrated the college’s first class of Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) graduates on Aug. 13, 2022, during a ceremony at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver.
Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science graduates include Kayla Brooks, Pineville; Alicia Gallaher, Daniels; and Dannielle Matheny, Mount Hope.
“We are thrilled for the members of our first PTA class,” said Program Director Dr. Angela Strickland. “They have worked diligently to get to this point and have bright futures ahead of them as the demand for PTAs is strong.”
The PTA program at New River CTC is a five-semester program offered at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver. New students are accepted into the program annually in the fall.
New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster. The College offers classes online, in Beaver at the Raleigh County Campus, in Ghent at the Advanced Technology Center, in Hinton at Summers County ARH Hospital, in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Marlinton at One Room University, in Princeton at the Mercer County Campus and in Summersville at the Nicholas County Campus.
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; email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (304) 929-5036 or email email@example.com. 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.