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NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Nursing and Allied Health

Contact

Deborah G. Wyzykiewicz, MS, PT, DPT
Program Coordinator
Location: C-285
Phone: 716-614-6422
716-614-5912
Email: dwyzykiewicz@niagaracc.suny.edu

Expected Growth of Occupations

Data from the NYS Department of Labor predicts that New York will need approximately 15,560 new healthcare practitioners and healthcare technicians per year to meet the needs of the state's health care system.

Expected Growth of Occupations
*Data taken from NYS Occupational Handbook

CAPTE

 

Complaints are submitted to the
Department of Accreditation, APTA
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

Admission & Curriculum Change Requirements

Students will be considered for admission to the PTA program when all of the prerequisites have been completed. The PTA prefix courses are sequential in nature, so students may only begin the program in the fall semester.

All applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalency diploma.
  2. Mathematics and science courses as follows:
    • Successful completion with an 80% or higher in high school mathematics through Course II or Course A or Integrated Geometry or at least a grade of C in MAT 110 or a higher level mathematics course(s).
    • Successful completion with an 80% or higher in high school biology or at least a C grade in BIO 109 (with lab) or BIO 117 (with lab) or BIO 213 (with lab).
    • Successful completion with an 80% or higher in high school physics or at least a grade of C in PHS 101 or PHY 131 (with lab).
  3. Applicants will be tested for academic foundations in reading, writing and mathematics. To be accepted into the program, applicants must earn the minimum required score on these tests or pass the academic foundations course listed below.

These academic foundations courses do not count toward the degree.

Applicants who have questions regarding their qualifications should contact the Admissions Office at 614-6200. Applications are accepted beginning September 1 for the subsequent year’s entering freshmen class.

  • Persons who previously attended NCCC and would like to apply to the Physical Therapist Assistant program should contact the Admissions Office.
  • Students who are currently attending NCCC and are not matriculated in a program, and would like to apply to the Physical Therapist Assistant program, should also contact the Admissions Office.
  • Students who are currently attending NCCC and are matriculated in another program, and would like to apply to the Physical Therapist Assistant program, should contact Student Development.
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