Physical Therapist Assistant *

(* see Accreditation Statement and Disclaimer to Applicant)
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2017-2018 Application Packet

Description

Physical Therapist Assistants provide physical therapy to individuals across the lifespan with a variety of medical problems.  Under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist, the PTA helps people regain physical function and improve mobility.  PTAs have the opportunity to work in a rewarding career and experience the satisfaction of helping others reach maximum potential and independence.

Application Information

Applications are available at Connors State College, all ICTC campuses, and online at www.ictctech.com or www.connorsstate.edu/applynow.

Entrance Requirements

Post-Secondary students only

Admission to Connors State College

Completed PTA Program Application - apply at:  http://connorsstate.edu/applynow  

Minimum college GPA 2.5 (cumulative)

Completion of college credit hours in the following:

  • BIOL 1114 General Biology ”C” or higher - 4 credit hrs
  • BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy “C” or higher - 4 credit hrs
  • BIOL 2114 Human Physiology “C” or higher - 4 credit hrs
  • ENG 1113 English Comp I “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • ENG 1213 English Comp II “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. History "C" or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government - 3 credit hrs
  • PSYC 1113 General Psychology “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • SPCH 1113 Intro to Oral Communications or COMS 1113 Fundamental Computer Usage "C" or higher- 3 credit hrs
  • NURS 1003 Medical Term “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or MATH 1473 Applied Mathematics "C" or higher - 3 credit hrs

• Documentation of a minimum of 16 hours observation experience with an PT or PTA

Interview

• Background/sex offender check

Drug screen (as required)

• Demonstrate physical and mental sustainability as evident by a health history and physical exam.

 Advanced Standing

Applicants meeting criteria may be eligible to obtain credit for previous coursework in Physical Therapist Assistant.

Tuition

Approximate cost of 1 year program (in-district) $6,000.00. Cost includes tuition ($2,907), books ($1,200), fees, and supplies ($1,800). Additional transcripting and enrollment fees will be required by Connors State College. Students should also prepare for additional cost of uniforms, testing, and licensing.   Approximate testing and licensure costs include NPTE through FSBPT $400; Oklahoma licensure and processing fee $135.
* All 
costs are estimated and subject to change.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
For qualifying students, financial aid is available through CSC and scholarships are available through both CSC and ICTC.
http://connorsstate.edu/finaid/

 College Credit

Through an agreement between ICTC and Connors State College, Physical Therapist Assistant students who have completed the degree plan from Connors State College (CSC), and successfully completed the PTA technical courses at ICTC, may be granted an Associate of Applied Science degree by Connors State College, as well as a certificate from ICTC. *Please see Disclaimer to All Applicants on back.

Employment Options: Hospitals, private practice, outpatient clinics, in-patient rehab facilities, home health, schools, nursing homes, sports facilities, industrial/occupational environments

Approx. Salary Potential:
$41,000-$51,000 annually

Schedule/Location
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Clinical education hours may vary by clinical site/placement
Muskogee Campus - 2403 N. 41st Street East
918-913-3923 / 918-348-7998

Courses/Clock Hours Hours
Introduction to Physical Therapy 30
Kinesiology for Physical Therapist Assistants w/lab  60
Pathophysiology for Physical Therapists Assistants 60
Basic Patient Care Skills 90
Therapeutic Exercise w/lab 90
Physical Agents w/lab 90
Clinical Procedures w/lab 72
Therapeutic Exercise II w/lab 90
Clinical Practice I 120
Orthopedic Management for PTAs w/lab 30
Neurology and Rehabilitation for PTAs w/lab 90
Clinical Practice II
200
Professional Issues            30
Clinical Practice III 240
Total clock hours of instruction 1292

Estimated time to complete technical coursework with ICTC: 1 year

Certifications/Credentials

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone:  703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Connors State College/Indian Capital Technology Center is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE.  On December 1, 2016, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

*Disclaimer to applicants:  Students will be conditionally accepted into the program, pending a positive decision from CAPTE to grant Candidacy status to the program in order to proceed with a June 2017 start date for the first cohort.

Complaints About the Program
The PTA Program takes complaints seriously and works to resolve issues in a  satisfactory manner.  Individuals registering complaints about the program and/or faculty will be free from retaliation following the submission of a complaint.

Complaints regarding the program or program graduates should be first addressed to the PTA Program Director, Sarah Foster, PT, MPT sarah.foster@ictctech.com, 918-913-3928.  Unresolved complaints or complaints about the Program Director should be directed to Debra Bartel , ADN, BSN, MEd, Director of Nursing and Health Careers Education, Debbie.bartel@ictctech.com, 918-571-4050; or Joyce Johnson, Department Chair for Nursing and Allied Health, CSC, joycej@connorsstate.edu, 918-684-5427. 

All complaints will be documented, including the projected outcome, and kept on file at the program facility.  Complaints regarding accreditation of this program should be addressed to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.  This Commission is located at 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314. 

If a member of the PTA Program Advisory Committee has a complaint regarding the program, they should first address the complaint with the PTA Program Director.  Unresolved complaints or complaints about the Program Director should be directed to the ICTC Director of Nursing and Health Careers or the CSC Department Chair for Nursing and Allied Health.


Student Organizations

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)


Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Physical Therapist Assistant
Granted by Connors State College through agreement with Connors State College and Indian Capital Technology Center

TOTAL MINIMUM DEGREE HOURS                              70 hrs

General Education Requirements                              21 hrs

(*Check catalog course listings section for prerequisites)

ENGL 1113 English Comp I 3 hours
ENGL 1213 English Comp II 3 hours
HIST 1483 or 1493 U.S. History 3 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government 3 hours
PSYC 1113 General Psychology 3 hours
MATH 1513 or MATH 1473 College Algebra OR Applied Mathematics for College Algebra 3 hours
 SPCH 1113 or COMS 1113 Intro to Oral Communications OR Fundamental Computer Usage 3 hours
 Technical Occupational Support Courses  15 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology 4 hours
BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy 4 hours
BIOL 2114 *Human Physiology 4 hours
NURS 1003 Medical Terminology 3 hours
 Technical Occupational Safety Courses (ICTC)  34 hours
 PTAT 1011 Intro to Physical Therapy 1 hour
 PTAT 1012 Kinesiology for Physical Therapist Assistant w/lab 2 hours
 PTAT 1122 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapist Assistants 2 hours
 PTAT 1203 Basic Patient Care Skills 3 hours
 PTAT 1033 Therapeutic Exercise w/lab 3 hours
 PTAT 1023 Physical Agents w/lab 3 hours
 PTAT 1232 Clinical Procedures w/lab 2 hours
 PTAT 2033 Therapeutic Exercise II w/lab 3 hours
 PTAT 1212 Clinical Practice I 2 hours
 PTAT 2011 Orthopedic Management for Physical Therapist Assistants w/lab 1 hour
 PTAT 2043 Neurology and Rehabilitation for Physical Therapist Assistants w/lab 3 hours
 PTAT 2124 Clinical Practice II 4 hours
 PTAT 2121 Professional Issues 1 hour
 PTAT 2134 Clinical Practice III 4 hours

*BIOL 1314 and BIOL 1324 (combined A&P I & II) may substitute for BIOL 2114 Human Physiology.  The combined A&P courses must have a laboratory component & be offered by a biology department.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.ictctech.com/Gainful_Employment_Disclosures.htm.

 
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Outcomes
    
 

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Adult Health Careers Handbook and PTA Handbook:
Adult Health Careers Handbook
PTA Program Student Handbook
Clinical Education Handbook

Connors State College Application for Admission:
http://connorsstate.edu/applynow