Physical Therapist Assistant

Application Requirements

Before being accepted into the program, you must complete the following:

  • review the PTA admission requirements and program information.
  • submit an application to the college if you are a new student
  • provide proof of high school graduation or GED
  • prove a GPA of 2.5 or above for college work required for the degreee
  • complete a course in intermediate algebra*
  • complete a course in chemistry or physics with a laboratory*
  • complete a course in anatomy & physiology 1**
  • complete a PTA program application complete College Placement Tests, as required
  • submit all application materials and the required transcripts by October 15 for admission consideration for the following spring semester.

* If you have graduated from high school within the past five years or taken this course for college credit, review thePTA admission requirements and program information to see if your previous coursework meets the Program's requirements.

** If you have taken the prerequisite courses for the PTA program more than five years ago, review the PTA admission requirements and program information to see how you can still meet the PTA application requirements.

You should also understand and agree with the PTA Program Essential Requirements, which explain our expectations of your performance of common physical therapy functions.

To apply to the PTA program through Naugatuck Valley Community College:

  • Contact Noreen Cerruto, Associate Director of Admissions, for additional questions.
  • Submit your applications and all necessary documents to the NVCC Admissions Department.
Program Coordinator
Kathleen Plunkett
203-596-2168 (p)
Room: E630