Physical Therapist Assistant Program
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.
- January 12, April 5, July 6, and October 3
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: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org
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 Information Packet for Prospective Students (PDF)
- PTA Information Packet for Prospective Students (RTF)
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
Faculty Contact Information, Faculty Biographies
Links, PTA Certification Process, Limited Permit Rules and Legislative Issues
Information for Center Coordinators of Clinical Education & Clinical Instructors
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
Gallery from the 25th Anniversary, Additional Photos
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PTA Legislative Issues
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.
- Physical Therapist Assistant Degree
- Pre-Admission Orientation
- Graduates / Job Opportunities
- Clinical Education
- Continuing Education / Legislative Issues
- Clubs & Photos
Dr. Maria Masker, Chair