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Selective Admissions

Physical Therapist Assistant

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

​Next Cohort to begin in January 2024

Portfolios Accepted: 

September 5th -November 3rd, 2023

Final Deadline:

November 3, 2023, at 5 PM

Admissions Decisions Sent: 

November 27, 2023, to RCSJ email account



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


​​​​​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.

​April 10, 2023​
​6:00 PM
​Registration closed.
​May 23, 2023
​10:00 AM
​Registration closed.
​July 19, 2023
​3:00 PM
Registration closed.
​August 17, 2023
​3:00 PM
Registration closed.
​September 19, 2023
​10:00 AM
Registration closed.
​October 23, 2023**
​6:00 PM
Registration closed.​​
**This is the final information session for the 2024 PTA program. No additional sessions will be scheduled after this date.