Physical Therapist Assistant Program

LATEST NEWS

Governor Cuomo Vetoes Workers' Compensation PTA Legislation!

On November 28, 2016 Governor Cuomo vetoed the Workers' Compensation PTA legislation (S2718 –A Griffo) that would have allowed treatment of injured workers by physical therapist assistants. Please see the following link to view the Governor's memo that accompanied the veto, Senate_Bill_WC_PTA. A statement was released by NYPTA President Mike Mattia in response to the Governor’s veto of the WC PTA legislation, NYPTA_Press_Release11_29_16.

Fixed Date(s) Testing by NPTE for Year of 2017:

  • January 12, April 5, July 6, and October 3

Other Announcements/Legislative Issues

Bills still being decided upon in the NY State Legislature: The High Co Pay Bill A.1063A and S.28A, the PTA & Workers Compensation Bill A.02116 and S.02718, and the Title Protection Bill A.06092 and S.04969A.


Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Statement

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Orange County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org

Students

Information for Students

Admission Requirements, Course Sequences, Student Handbooks, Student News, Detailed Student Information, Academic/Clinical Components

Prospective Student Information Packet

Document of program outcomes (offered in 2 versions):

PTA Program Information

PTA Program Information

Philosophy, Mission and Goals, Program Goals, and Objectives, Role of the PTA, Our Comprehensive Curriculum, Certification/Licensure, The Field of Physical Therapy, Essential Functions of the Physical Therapist, Accreditation, PTA Links, Scholarship Gift Opportunities

Academic Faculty Information

Academic Faculty Information

Faculty Contact Information, Faculty Biographies

Graduates

Resources for Graduates

Links, PTA Certification Process, Limited Permit Rules and Legislative Issues

 

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Information for Center Coordinators of Clinical Education & Clinical Instructors

Information for CCCEs & CIs

Announcements including continuing education credit for being a Clinical Instructor, document due dates, rights & privileges, 2016-2017 Goals and Activities, policies & procedures as well as downloadable forms

Photos/Photo Galleries

Photos/Photo Galleries

Gallery from the 25th Anniversary, Additional Photos

 

Upcoming Workshops/Seminars

Upcoming Workshops/Seminars

Join our email list for information on Future Workshops, upcoming Continuing Education Classes, changes in State Law etc. Check back periodically for ongoing Workshop/Seminar information.

PTA Legislative Issues

PTA Legislative Issues

Office of the Professions

Office of the Professions

Recent information from New York State Education Department pertaining to physical therapy. See ramifications of cheating on the National Physical Therapy Licensing Exam.