Program Code: PTA.AAS.PTA or GNS.AA.PTA for applicants
This program provides students with a foundation of knowledge and clinical skills required to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination, work as an entry-level physical therapist assistant under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, function as an integral part of the health care team, promote health and wellness in the community and advance the profession of physical therapy. In order to graduate, students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all PTA courses.
Wor-Wic’s physical therapist assistant (PTA) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Ste. 100, Alexandria, Va., 22305; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org. Graduates can apply for state licensure and take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for physical therapist assistants, which is administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Applicants for state licensure are required to pass the NPTE and complete a criminal background check. State licensure is required to work as a physical therapist assistant.