Estimated Program Cost 2015 – 2016*

Estimated Tuition and Fees:                                                                     


Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $2,122)                                                             $10,610.00

Non-Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $3,450)                                                    $17,250.00


PTA Course Fee ($25 per credit hour/PTHA courses only)                                      $ 1,025.00

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

Student Services Fee ($8 per credit hour, 71 credit hours)                                    $   568.00

Technology Fee ($8 per credit hour, 71 credit hours)                                              $   568.00

Estimated Additional Cost:                       

Drug Screening                                                                                                            $     50.00

Criminal Background Investigation                                                                     $     50.00

Basic Life Support certification                                                                                 $     30.00

Technical Phase Text Books                                                                                      $   700.00

Graduation Pin                                                                                                            $     50.00

APTA & WVPTA Student Membership                                                                       $     95.00

TherapyEd Licensure Prep Course                                                                           $   160.00

Licensure Application & Fees (WV)                                                                         $   190.00

Licensure Examination                                                                                              $   370.00

Prometric Testing Center Fee                                                                                    $     70.00


Estimated Total Cost:                                                                In State Students                  $15,436.00

                                                                                                      Out of State Students          $22,076.00

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 71 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.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call New River CTC PTA Program Director Angela Strickland at 304-929-5036 or email