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When participating in NWACC's traditional PTA program, you will be required to take pre-requisites and technical courses, attend clinicals and perform service learning. View the information below to learn more.
View a list of the pre-requisites and courses required to earn an AAS in Physical Therapists Assistant.
The PTA program curriculum is very demanding with many required hours in and outside
of the classroom. It's recommended that you work no more than 10 hours per week.
You will begin the technical phase of the traditional PTA program curriculum in June of each year. Following completion of the summer courses, you will then attend fall and spring semesters. The second summer semester consists of full-time clinical internships.
Clinical placement will be subject to a criminal background check, drug screening
and other clinical facility policies. You may be required to go to health care institutions
outside of Northwest Arkansas for clinical internships at your expense.
In addition to your coursework, you will be required to complete 20 hours per semester of service learning for regional non-profit agencies.