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Additional Admission Requirements for Physical Therapist Assistant Program

All individuals interested in admission to the PTA program should be aware they will be required to have the following:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 
    • If applicant has 16 credits (semester or quarter credits) of college coursework, college transcripts will be used 
    • If applicant has less than 16 credits (semester or quarter credits) of college coursework, high school transcripts will be used 
    • If applicant has no college credit but GED or High School Equivalency, applicant will be consider to have a 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum 70% score on the HESI Entrance Exam
  • However, a sliding scale will be applied utilizing GPA and HESI score to assess applicant:
    • Applicants with a 2.0 - 2.25 GPA will require a minimum HESI score of 75%
    • Conversely, applicants with a HESI score of 70-74% will require a minimum 2.25 GPA or better
  • Two professional reference letters
  • Interview with the PTA Program Director and/or PTA faculty
  • Take and pass a computer competency assessment with a writing sample during the interview process
  • Additional points may be rewarded based on prior experience or observation in a healthcare setting and/or academic performance 

 

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