PTA Program Admission

PTA Program Admission

PTA Technical Phase Program Admission

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a 2-year degree program consisting of 5 semesters of coursework, including 3 student clinical experiences in various physical therapy settings. The associate degree begins with 2 semesters of general education (29 credits) and is completed with 3 semesters (45 credits) of technical coursework. PTA majors wishing to complete these final 3 semesters of technical coursework must first submit a separate PTA program application (located below).

Admission to the technical phase is granted to students who have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants. Students wishing to begin technical coursework during the summer session need to submit completed application materials to the PTA program by April 15. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all application materials have been received by the PTA program prior to the deadline. Incomplete applications or applications received after 4:30 p.m. on April 15 will be automatically wait- listed. All recruitment/admission policies and procedures reflect equitable criteria for nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

Current UMPI students

Current students wishing to apply to the PTA technical phase must complete coursework by the end of the spring semester. Students completing required general education courses during the spring may submit PTA program applications prior to the end of the semester. Applications will be considered complete once all spring semester grades are posted and acceptable grades are achieved.

Transfer Students

Any student transferring from another college or university should contact the PTA program director and UMPI’s Admissions Office to discuss individual timelines for completion of general education requirements and UMPI and PTA program applications. All students should be aware that required sequential courses may dictate additional time commitments beyond 2 years depending on individual academic backgrounds.

Transfer students should also contact Financial Aid as soon as possible to discuss individual financial needs as resources are often limited for summer enrollment.

The following document will help current UMPI students complete the PTA application process.

Combined Admissions Packet PTA