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?
Begin your journey today towards a rewarding career that allows you to be a part of a patient’s recovery process as they return to function.
The application deadline will be February 15, 2023 for the Fall 2023 Program. Please see the Apply Now page for more information regarding the Fall 2023 admissions cycle.
Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Effective November 2, 2021, Virginia Western Community 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 540-857-6728 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.
Any individual may submit a complaint or grievance regarding the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Those wishing to submit a complaint should follow the appropriate steps as outlined below. There will be no retaliation for any complaint or grievance filed with or regarding the PTA program.
Those wishing to submit a complaint or grieve may submit complaints regarding the program by contacting Program Director, Jordan Tucker, PT, DPT at (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-857-6728). Unresolved complaints or complaints regarding the program director should contact the Dean of Health Professions, Martha Sullivan (email@example.com or 540-857-6282).
Those individuals wishing to file complaints about the program with the program accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), may do so by following the instructions found here: http://www.capteonline.org/Complaints/ or may contact CAPTE directly at 703-706-3245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares graduates, through a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum delivered in an environment of academic excellence, to work as competent and professional physical therapist assistants able to work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Graduates will be empowered to strengthen their community through personal service and by providing patient-centered care to a diverse population.