Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

Admission & Major 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 matriculated in another program, and would like to apply to the Physical Therapist Assistant program, should contact Student Success Center.
  • 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.

Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(703) 684-2782 | (800) 999-2782

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Niagara County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-684-2782; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 716-614-6422 or email dwyzykiewicz@niagaracc.suny.edu. Accredited through 2026.

Complaints are submitted to the
Department of Accreditation, APTA
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-2782
accreditation@apta.org