Career Studies Certificate (Health Professions)

Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant

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Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant

Did you know that the physical therapist assistant program at Virginia Western Community College prepares you for an exciting career as an integral member of the rehabilitation team and allows you to work in a variety of healthcare settings?

This curriculum is designed to academically prepare students to apply for the restricted admissions AAS Physical Therapist Assistant program and to gain a job ready skill in health professions. Students will either prepare to take the National Registry of EMT certification exam or prepare to work in a medical office. Students should be aware that completion of this program does not guarantee admission into the AAS Physical Therapist Assistant program.

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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 27 Hours
Time: 1 year

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

ADVISING

healthprofessions@virginiawestern.edu
 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
 540-857-6644
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

PROGRAM HEAD

Jordan Tucker, PT, DPT, EdD
Program Director and Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant

B.S. – Ithaca College, 2004
M.S. – Ithaca College, 2005
DPT – Ithaca College, 2005
EdD – A.T. Still University, 2021

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Martha Sullivan, Dean