Leontif L. county school in the Bronx is planning to launch a program that would allow students to register for classes online and receive physical therapy services in a matter of weeks.
The plan has been endorsed by Leontiel County Board of Education chairperson Mary Glynn.
The county’s new physical therapy school will be the first in the United States to offer the program, Glynn told ABC News.
The school will offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical education and occupational therapy.
Glynn said that the school will provide all of the physical therapy classes in-person, but students will be able to register online and access the classes by telephone.
She said that it was a significant effort for the county to make the transition from paper to online.
Leontile County is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from New York City.
Leontiel school has been in operation since November 2017.
The program is the first of its kind in the U.S., according to the Leontie County Schools Department.
The school was built with a small number of students in mind, Glyn said.
The Leontigians school was founded in the 1950s as a place to teach physical therapy to underprivileged children.
Its first teacher, Margaret L. Mabey, was a mother of six children and served as its first chairperson.
Mabey died in 2009.
In 2015, the Leonie County Board approved the creation of the Leondie County Health and Education Development Corporation.
The corporation is comprised of the county, the city of New York and the state of New Jersey.