Forms and Documents
Failure to submit all correctly completed documentation will result in an incomplete admission packet and will disqualify you for consideration as a candidate for the PTA Program. The ability to correctly complete paperwork is a required skill for a physical therapist assistant.
- Physical Therapist Assistant Program Information Packet
- Physical Therapist Assistant Screening Application Packet
- Student Background Check Information
- VSCC Student Handbook
- Student Conduct and Disciplinary Sanctions Policy
- Student Complaint Procedures Policy
- PTA Student Handbook
- PTA Clinical Handbook
What can I do to increase my chances of being accepted into the program?
The PTA information pack notes that a "B" or better is required for all Math & Science pre-requisite courses (Math 1130 or Math 1710, BIOL 2010, BIOL 2020, AHC 1100 and AHC 115) and a grade of “C” or higher is required for transfer of credits into the program (ENGL 1010, AHC 101, PSYC 1030 & Fine Arts) to be considered for the program . The reality is that most students who are accepted into the program have much higher grades. To give yourself the best possible chance of being accepted into the program, you should do as well as possible academically. The admissions committee looks equally at your interview, so you should hone your interview skills. The Physical Therapy field requires academically strong caring professionals who are self-directed and adaptable.
I currently have a bachelor's degree in science, must I take the AHC 1100 physics class?
Yes, every student applying to the PTA program, regardless of their previous course work, must take AHC 101 and AHC 1100. The only exception would be if you have 8 hours of Physics which the PTA Director has approved. If you feel your 8 hours of Physics would qualify you should e-mail your transcript along with the course description to the Director of the PTA program.