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Selective Admissions

Physical Therapist Assistant

​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program!

​Next Cohort to begin in January 2025

Portfolios Accepted: 

September 3, 2024  -November 1, 2024

Final Deadline:

November 1, 2024, at 5 PM

Admissions Decisions Sent: 

November 22, 2024, to RCSJ email account

2025 Admissions Handbook Down​load Now​​​
2025 Admissions Portfolio - Download Now​

Transferring Credit? Learn more!​

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program prepares the physical therapist assistant to provide physical therapy interventions and components of therapeutic measurement under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants to determine competence for licensure .

This program is not designed for students who wish to progress to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Physical Therapist Assistant Accreditation Status

Suggested Application Timeline​​

​​​​PT vs. PTA

​​2025 PTA Prerequisites

HESI a2 Exam Information​

​​​​​Fast Facts

Application Cycle: 
Fall Admission, Spring Start
Degree Received:
Associate in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
Program Length:
1 full academic​ year, 4 semesters (including a mandatory summer semester)
Cohort Size:
18 Students maximum accepted annually
Daytime, weekday program. Technical phase courses can be 4-5 days per week. Extensive clinical requirements in semesters 3 and 4.
Estimated Cost:
Varies per student​

​2024 PTA Information Sessions

All applicants must attend ONE information session from the dates below prior to submission of a portfolio

All information sessions take place via Zoom Webinar unless otherwise noted.


​Registration Link
​April 8, 2024​
​6:00 PM
​Coming Soon.
​May 14, 2024
​3:00 PM

​June 20, 2024
​3:00 PM

ThursdayJuly 11, 2024
10:00 AM

​August 7, 2024
​3:00 PM

​October 14, 2024
​10:00 AM
​October 28, 2024**

​6:00 PM

**This is the final information session for the 2025 PTA program. No additional sessions will be scheduled after this date.