Traditional Physical Therapy Assistant Program | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Traditional PTA

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) increase patients' mobility and independence through therapeutic treatments that can decrease pain and discomfort, as well as increase strength and endurance. By participating in an NWACC's PTA program, you will develop the skills and knowledge to perform direct patient care, prepare for the state licensure exam, and begin your career as the support role to a physical therapist.

NWACC's Traditional PTA program courses are offered on the NWACC campus and during the daytime. The program runs for four full-time semesters and two part-time summer semesters. It consists of three semesters of technical and clinical coursework and requires evenings and weekends for studying and hands-on practice in order to be successful.

View the options on the left-side navigation to learn more about the costs, coursework and how to apply to the program.