Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Enacted on April 16, 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, extended the therapy cap exceptions process thorough December 31, 2017. This legislation also made changes to the manual medical review process. .
2015 New York Physical Therapy Association Conference is on October 23-24 at the Desmond in Albany. Click on the following link to register, Registration for NYPTA Conference 2015.
Bills still being decided upon in the NY State Legislature: The High Co Pay Bill A.1666 and S.2139, the Workers Compensation PTA Bill A.7293 and S.3555, the Rate Review Bill A.7661 and S.4694, and the Early Intervention Bill A.8316 and S.6002.
Three bills introduced in Congress that includes physical therapists as part of a multidisciplinary team trained to diagnose and treat concussions in school-aged children.
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, 2014-2015 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
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Dr. Maria Masker, Chair