The program is two academic years in length including one summer. Students must attain a C grade in all PTA courses, achieve a “pass” grade in all clinical assignments, and a C grade in all support courses to progress through the program. Although the program has specific requirements regarding the program completion, in order to be eligible for graduation from the College, all students must achieve a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.00. Upon successful completion of the PTA curriculum, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. In order for the graduate to practice physical therapy, a license is required in most states. The PTA program at North Iowa Area Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, telephone: 703-706-3245, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.capteonline.org; and, therefore, graduates of the program are eligible to take the national licensure examination.
- Graduation rate from 2008 – 2010 was 72%
- Licensure examination overall pass rate for 2011 – 2013 was 97%
- Employment rate data for 2011 – 2013 shows that 100% of the graduates who completed the survey and were available for a training related position, were employed.
Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.
Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.