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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Application Period
March 1 to March 15, 2015

Admission Policy

Program Size
40 students

Program Length

Five semesters

Program Starts

Every August

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.

Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.

Click Here to Start the Information Session Online

Important Note: Attending a face-to-face PTA Information Session is mandatory in the 12 months prior to applying to this program. The online presentation does NOT take the place of the in-person Information Session. You are required to include the code provided at the in-person session on your application as proof of completion.

In-Person Sessions
It is important to arrive on time; otherwise, it will be necessary to attend another information session. Please do not bring children. Times are subject to change. Please check back for cancellations.

Spring 2015

April 6, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 352
May 4, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 352

Summer 2015

June 1, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 154
July 6, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 154
August 17, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 154

Fall 2015

September 14, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 256
October 5, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 256
November 11, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 256
December 7, 2015 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Room 256

Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202. Students may also register for a MEC Exchange Virtual Advising Workshop.

Phone: 703.822.6570
Location: Medical Education Campus, Room 302


About the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is a committed contributor to the physical therapy community of Northern Virginia. The program currently offers a two-year, full-time course of study. PTA majors develop their skills through classes, labs, field trips and clinical affiliations. Students gain a sense of personal and professional fulfillment in a career built around helping others recover from illness or injury. For those interested in a dynamic career in health care, physical therapy is a very rewarding choice.

Call: 703.822.6570 for more information!

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