Physical Therapist Assistant
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM
Therapist Assistant Program curriculum at Midlands Technical College is
offered in a one plus one format which allows the student to complete
the general education courses (Phase I) in a flexible format.
During Phase I, the student can complete general education
requirements needed for the associate degree, the observation
requirements, and all necessary documentation required prior to
acceptance to the technical portion (Phase II) of the degree.
- Admissions to Pre-Physical
Therapist Assistant Certificate (Phase I)
You may be accepted into Phase I by completing # 1 and # 2 OR by
to Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant Certificate (Phase I)
a) HOBET V (Health
Occupations Basic Entrance Test)
Composite - 60%, Math 68%, Reading 70 %, Science 47%
b) SAT Composite 910
minimum, Critical Reading 430, Math 440
ACT 20 (minimum English 18, Reading 21, Math 22, Science 24
d) Completion of MTC
Pre-Health Care certificate with GPA of 2.5 with a C or
higher in each course.
2. Writing Sample of
30 or completion of ENG 100.
3. Associate degree
IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS YOU WILL BE
ADMITTED TO THE PRE-HEALTH CARE CERTIFICATE RATHER THAN THE
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE.
must qualify and be admitted to Phase I before applying to Phase II.
We cannot accurately predict a waiting list due to multiple
eligibility requirements for interview.
Admission to the Associate Degree Physical Therapist Assistant-Phase
- (Phase II =
Technical/Professional portion of PTA Program)
- Completion of Phase I courses with cumulative GPA of
2.75 or higher, by the end of Fall or Spring semester of the
year prior to entry into Phase II. Please use the calculator
below to determine your GPA in Phase I courses.
- Completion of 20 hours of observations, submission of
evaluation forms, and student impression paper. (10 hours in
an acute care setting, 10 hours in an alternate setting)
- Submission of
Checklist for MTC PTA Program Phase II Admission, with
required documents by designated date.
- Successful interview with the Physical Therapist
Assistant Admissions Committee.
Merit Interview If qualified for merit
interview, you will be placed higher on interview
- Dating System for Interview
Eligibility - Phase II
- ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN
THE EVENT OF A WAITING LIST FOR PHASE II.
- Completion of I.1. and I.2. or I.3. constitutes a date which
is the academic qualification for the program, (example: HOBET
date of 7/31/12 and writing sample of 30 on 6/21/12 means
academic qualification is reached 7/31/12), or date of
acceptance to Phase I, if student has prior degree).
- The date observation forms and impression paper are
received in the PTA program office is the date given for
completion of the requirement, not the date students actually
observed unless the documentation is hand delivered to the
program the same day observations are completed. Observations
can be turned in as soon as completed, as completion date
contributes to interview eligibility.
- All Phase I courses must be completed to achieve interview
- The latest date for completion of all required
elements is used for placement on the interview eligibility list
- Maximum of twelve of the qualified students who have applied
for merit admission will be placed at the top of the IEL each
- If you decide to pursue another degree here at MTC while
waiting to come into Phase II, remember to keep your PTH6 minor
when you process your change of major/change of technology.
Failure to keep PTA as a minor results in your removal from the
- The Student Checklist for MTC PTA Program Phase II Admission
form, along with required documents must be submitted to the PTA
Program Director each year to be considered for an interview.
- Interview Eligibility List/Assignment
to Phase II classes.
- The IEL date qualifies a student for Phase II and an
interview. All Phase I coursework must be satisfactorily
completed according to Health Sciences policies and procedures
with a cumulative GPA of 2.75. The student should finish Phase I
courses by the end of the Fall or Spring semester to qualify for
- Qualified students will receive an invitation for an
interview as part of the admissions process for Phase II of the
PTA Program. Students who are interviewed should be prepared for
a professional interview. Some of the qualities the Admissions
Committee assesses are the student’s suitability for the
profession, communication skills, composure and personal
- Students who are accepted into Phase II will receive a
letter from Admissions stating the scheduled entry date.
- If students are unable to come into Phase II as scheduled
there is one (1) deferral allowed. Should the student be unable
to enter Phase II the next year they may be placed at the
bottom of the IEL in existence at the time of the 2nd
deferral. Being placed at the bottom of this list is not
automatic. It is accomplished by written request to the
admissions office, from the student.
- Early entry into Phase II is possible and
follows IEL dating. As vacancies become available in a given
class, the students at the top of the next class are
given an opportunity to enter Phase II early. A student is
not required to come in early, yet may be given the
opportunity according to changes occurring in the original class
Revised June 2012