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Physical Therapist Assistant - Program Information

First Priority Application Period: March 1 - 15
A second application window will be available from May 1-15
Admission Policy: Competitive
Program Size: 40 students
Program Length: Five semesters
Program Starts: Every August

Information Session

The first step to earning a degree to become a physical therapist assistant at NOVA is to attend a mandatory in-person Information Session. Attending an in-person PTA Information Session is mandatory in the 12 months prior to applying to this program. You are required to include the code provided at the in-person session on your application as proof of completion.

In-Person Information Sessions

This mandatory step in the application process provides students with an opportunity to find out if the field of physical therapy is a good fit. Students have a chance to meet the program director and ask questions about the application and admissions process. Students do not need to register in advance for the Information Session. Students should arrive on time and plan to stay for the entire two hours. Please do not bring children to the session. Times may be subject to change, so please check back to this web page for cancellations.

Fall 2022
Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 212
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 212
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 212
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 212
Spring 2023
Date Time Location
Monday, January 9, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 254
Monday, February 6, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 254
Monday, March 6, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 254
Monday, April 3, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 254
Monday, May 8, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 254
Monday, June 5, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Medical Education Campus Room 254

PTA Program Overview

The online presentation below provides a quick overview- it does NOT take the place of the in-person Information Session.

Documents & Resources

Members of the general public have the ability to express a concern or register a complaint regarding the PTA program or its graduates to the Dean of Health Sciences via email to spowers@nvcc.edu. All complaints will be documented and kept on file in the program/Division office.

Accreditation concerns should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) at accreditation@apta.org.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
703.706.3245
accreditation@apta.org
http://www.capteonline.org

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