PTA students participate in wheelchair mobility activities

students using wheelchairs

The NTCC Physical Therapist Assistant program has started a new academic year with 16 new students. Students recently participated in wheelchair mobility activities including maneuvering wheelchairs on level and unlevel surfaces, in elevators, and on curbs and ramps. Students also learned to measure patients for custom wheelchairs and determine appropriate fit of wheelchairs. The NTCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program here at NTCC is the shortest in the state at 17 months. Following 17 months of training resulting in an associate of applied science for the student, the student tests with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy to obtain a Texas licensure to practice. The PTA program takes new applicants Jan 1 -March 31 every year. To talk with the program Advisor contact Bree Thompson 903.434.8124 or

wheelchair exercise