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Physical Therapist Assistant - CTE Program

How many students are accepted yearly to each program?

The Physical Therapist Assistance Program accepts 14 students per year.

If I CLEP out of a class, how does that effect my points when applying?

A CLEP score indicates you have mastered the minimal knowledge required for a passing grade in that course.  It is evaluated as a C....

If I have a few “C”s in my pre and co requisites will that negatively affect my chances of acceptance? Should I retake those classes for a higher grade?

You will be given points for GPA, the higher your GPA, the more points you will receive. Also, you will receive more points for A’s in pre-requisites than B’s of C’s. See application procedure....

In Addition to the Prerequisites, What Are Other Requirements For The Program?

Once accepted into the program, students will need to complete CPR certification and have blood tests and other related health screens. Also, expect drug screenings prior to, and during the PTA program. Drug screens are required by the program and its clinical education sites. These may be...

Is The Consortium Program Accredited?

No. The consortium program has not been granted Candidacy for Accreditation, the first step in the process of accreditation. Here are important points regarding program Candidacy:

  • Candidacy grants a program the ability to start. Students cannot be accepted into, or take
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Is the Physical Therapist Assistant program accredited?

This program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314; phone; 703.706.3245; [email protected]). The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application...

Is the Physical Therapist Assistant program full-time? Is it during the day, night, and online?

The program is a full-time course of study.  Theory courses are held during the day.  Clinical courses are also mostly held during the day, but may have evening or weekend requirements.  Students are admitted as a cohort taking courses in sequential order throughout the program...

Is the PTA Program A “Selective Admissions” Program?

Yes. Students must apply to the program to be considered for admission. Just like medicine, nursing, and other health care programs, there are prerequisite courses (see below), minimum grades, and other criteria that determine who gets into the program.

PTA courses cannot be taken a...

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