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All Physical Therapy Schools

  • Green River Community College

    School Name: Green River Community College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The technical portion of the PTA program is designed to be completed in six full-time academic quarters. Students are encouraged to complete related instruction requirements prior to entering the program. Clinical Experiences The PTA program requires over 560 hours of clinical education. First-year students are introduced to a variety of clinical settings in conjunction with the coursework. Most of the clinical education is completed during the second year when students attend clinic 1 week during each of fall and winter quarters and then participate in two 6-week, full-time clinical experiences during spring quarter. Faculty The core faculty is comprised of two full-time and two part-time faculty members. Adjunct faculty with specific areas of clinical expertise are also involved in instruction. The faculty to student ratio is 1:17. Enrollment Total enrollment for Green River Community College is 7,700. The PTA program accepts 32 students for a fall start day program. Admission Applications are accepted beginning February 1. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited secondary school or have a General Equivalency Diploma. Prior to entering the program, applicants must complete anatomy and physiology, speech, English composition, and math. Applications are accepted from individuals who have completed prerequisite course Read more [...]

  • Wytheville Community College

    School Name: Wytheville Community College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The program is a 2-year, integrated format consisting of 68 credit hours, of which 18 are general education credit hours and 50 are program-specific credit hours. These credit hours are earned over 5 semesters of full-time instruction and associated clinical education experiences. The semester progression is as follows: Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring. The first semester of the program consists of 5 credit hours of physical therapist assistant program courses and is intended to allow entering students the opportunity to complete most general education corequisites. All remaining semesters emphasize professional courses. The program is offered on a full-time basis during the daytime hours with students attending classes and labs or clinical education experiences for 21 – 40 hours per week throughout the duration of the program. Clinical Experiences Applicants are required to seek a minimum of 12 hours shadowing in a physical therapy practice. Realistic information regarding the nature of physical therapy practice and physical therapist assistant job skill expectations is given during a mandatory informational session during the admissions process and again during new student orientation prior to enrollment. Second-year clinical rotations take place during the summer session for 2 days each week for 10 weeks, Read more [...]

  • Tidewater Community College

    School Name: Tidewater Community College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The program has a 2-year integrated format consisting of 5 semesters. The first semester is composed of entirely general education classes with these classes taken prior to admission. Students are admitted into the program during the second semester. The program is offered on a full-time basis during daytime hours. Students can expect to spend between 20-40 hours per week in class or clinical depending on the semester. Classes begin in August with graduation in May (2 years later). There are no summer classes. Clinical Experiences Students complete three clinical assignments; one full-time 4-week clinical rotation in the third semester; one full-time 6-week clinical rotation in the fourth semester and one full-time 6-week clinical rotation in the fifth semester. Every attempt is made to give students clinical experience in acute care, outpatient and neurological rehabilitation. Faculty There are two full-time and two part-time adjunct faculty members. All faculty are engaged in clinical practice. The faculty to student ratio is 1:15. Enrollment The physical therapist assistant program accepts 25-32 new students each fall semester. The average age of students in 2013 is 28. Admission The physical therapist assistant program admits a new class of students during the fall semester Read more [...]

  • South University – Virginia Beach

    School Name: South University - Virginia Beach
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho
  • South University – Richmond

    School Name: South University - Richmond
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho
  • Riverside College of Health Careers

    School Name: Riverside College of Health Careers
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The Riverside Physical Therapist Assistant Program was established in 2012. Graduates of the program are eligible to take a national examination from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. The program consists of 5—13 week semesters in addition to specified college-level prerequisite preadmission courses. The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is to graduate competent, entry-level physical therapist assistants who are prepared to challenge the National Physical Therapy Examination and meet the growing therapy employment needs of the health system and the community. Clinical Experiences Because of our “hands-on” approach and the strong clinical components in each curriculum, our graduates are well prepared to enter the employment market. Riverside School of Health Careers educates caring, clinically competent healthcare workers. Additionally, employers consistently report a high level of satisfaction with the abilities and competence of our graduates. Students within the RCHC Physical Therapist Assistant program will complete more than 700 clinical hours at a variety of clinical settings. Faculty The PTA Program faculty consists of two full-time faculty members and two part-timefaculty members. There is a maximum instructor/student ratio of 1:20 during lecture courses and 1:10 during labratory Read more [...]

  • Northern Virginia Community College

    School Name: Northern Virginia Community College
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The PTA program is a two-year, integrated curriculum. The program consists of lectures, labs and clinical experiences. Daytime lectures, labs and clincal affiliations are scheduled continuously through the fall and spring semesters. Typically, students attend classes 5 days each week. Lectures are scheduled in the morning; labs are available in the morning or afternoon. Clinical experiences begin in the first semester of instruction. For further information, you may send an e-mail to: [email protected] Clinical Experiences All students affiliate in a variety of clinic settings that may include acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, school systems and extended care facilities. Students complete one clinical experience in the first year and two clinical experiences in the second year. All clinical education classes are full-time, 40 hour per week assignments. Most clinical experiences are within the service area of the college. Faculty There are three full-time faculty, one full-time PTA, and several adjunct faculty. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:19. Enrollment The Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) serves over 60,000 students in credit courses and another 19,000 in non-credit courses. The student population is an extremely diverse group of individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Approximately thirty Read more [...]

  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences

    School Name: Jefferson College of Health Sciences
    School Specialties: Physiotherapy/Doctor of Physical Therapy/Medical/3 Year PT Program/Rehab Sciences/DPT Programs/Physical Therapy Education/Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Health Care Pathway Programs/General Ortho

    General Program Description The PTA program consists of 74 credit hours, of which 26 are general education credit hours and 48 are professional courses. Clinical Experiences Clinical sites are available in the Blue Ridge and southwest Virginia areas as well as several out-of-state sites all of which provide all types of rehab experiences. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the clinical sites, housing and meal arrangements and other expenses incurred during clinical experiences. Clinical experiences include a full-time, 3-week, 4-week and 8-week session during the senior year. The college provides adequate malpractice insurance. Enrollment The student body is composed of approximately 1,000 students (20% male, 80% female) representing diverse backgrounds ranging from immediate postsecondary to adult career-transition students. The physical therapist assistant program accepts 38 full-time students. Admission Admission is a competitive process based upon an objective point system. The program requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for previously attempted secondary and postsecondary course work. Prerequisite course work includes 1 year each of biology and chemistry, and 2 years of algebra at the secondary level. Admission is taken on a rolling basis. Outcomes 80%(3-year average: 2004-2006) of admitted students graduate from the program. 96.7%(3-year average: Read more [...]

  • ECPI University

    School Name: ECPI University
    School Specialties: Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    General Program Description The Physical Therapist Assistant Program consists of an 18-month integrated curriculum. Students are admitted two times each year in Fall and Winter. The curriculum consists of 74 semester credit hours, with 24 credit hours in general education and 50 credit hours of PTA technical courses. The program is offered full-time during the day with two classes taught in each 5-week module. Coursework is a combination of classroom lecture, lab and clinical experiences. Medical Careers Institute, School of Health Science of ECPI University accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program is also located in Richmond Virginia: 2809 Emerywood Parkway Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23294 804-521-5999 x72205 Clinical Experiences There are a total of three full-time clinical rotations, with two 5-week and one 10-week rotation. Experiences consist of many diverse areas of physical therapy including acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, and extended care facilities. Clinical rotations are spent off-site with clinical instructors for eight hours per day, five days per week. Faculty Newport News Campus: There are three full-time faculty members and one part-time adjunct faculty member. There is a maximum instructor/student ratio of 1:16. Richmond West Campus: There are three full-time faculty members. There is a maximum Read more [...]

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