Applications for the 2020-21 Physical Therapist Assistant Program will be available beginning Jan. 15, 2020.
(Check back soon for 2020/2021 PTA Admission Packet!)
The Physical Therapist Assistant Checklist above is a tool that will help you determine if you are ready to apply to the program. If you have not yet completed the admissions requirements on the checklist and would like to begin completing those requirements at KCC, please submit a General Application and select Physical Therapy as your academic program. If you have completed and/or submitted all of the necessary admission requirements to KCC, please select and complete the Physical Therapist Assistant application from our application page.
Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is competitive based on points awarded for grades or scores on various courses and tests. The following factors are considered in determining which candidates will be considered for admittance to the PTA Program:
- High School grade point average or GED scores (if less than 12 college credits completed).
- College grade point average (if more than 12 college credits completed).
- ACT or SAT score, or proof of a documented degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.
In addition to the factors considered for admission to the PTA Program, the following courses will earn additional points for having received a “C” (2.0) or better:
- BIOL 201: Human Anatomy
- BIOL 202: Human Physiology
- ENGL 151/152: Freshman Composition
- EMT 110: Medical First Responder Training
- PSYC 220: Developmental Psychology
Courses that earn 1 point for each course:
- PSYC 201
- SOCI 201
- COMM 101
Positive Drug Screen Statement
Students with a positive drug screen will be deemed ineligible to participate in clinical education. Furthermore, as clinical education is a critical requirement of Nursing, Allied Health and Emergency Medical Services programs, the student will be dismissed from their current program of study. For students who would like to be considered for re-admission, they should refer to their program’s policy of re-admission and direct questions to the program director.