This is an estimate of some expenses that should be anticipated, only if accepted into this restricted admission program. Costs incurred by students are subject to change. Details about the items included below are covered during orientation for students upon entering the program. Medical expenses do vary depending on your provider of services. Student housing is not available at VWCC. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from classes/clinical and the cost of transportation is not included below. Clinical rotations will require travel to multiple sites some assignments may be outside the primary campus service area. Students may be required to complete additional requirements for clinical rotations, and as these vary by site, are not included in the costs listed below. Students in the program must keep their immunizations and AHA BLS Provider CPR up to date while in the program. These costs do not include unexpected costs which may arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as a sudden shift to remote learning. The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

Tuition fees are incurred according to credit hours enrolled in per semester. The total estimated tuition is based on the 69 college credits required for this curriculum. Tuition and book expenses for prerequisite courses which may be needed (such as Algebra I, or Biology) or other developmental classes identified by direct enrollment and taken prior to entry into the program is not included as it cannot be predetermined (varies by student). Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees site.

(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2023 and are subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $175.20 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $375.30 per credit hour

ItemPre-RequisitesFirst YearSecond Year
Tuition (In-State)$1,051.20$6,832.80$4,204.80
Books (PTA courses only)950.00510.00
Clothing for lecture, lab and clinical courses400.00
Background check/drug screening200.00150.00
CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider)180.00
APTA Student Dues90.00
Licensing Exam Review Course300.00
National Board Exam485.00
State Licensing Fees (Virginia) (end of program)100.00

View the program financial fact sheet (PDF)


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 69 Hours
Time: 2 Years

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


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

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


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


Martha Sullivan, Dean