The PTA Program Application is not available at this time.

Please check back mid-June 2015.  Thanks.


Students will be admitted to the UAA Physical Therapist Assistant program as a pre-major. Prior to being admitted as a full major, the student must complete the following additional admission requirements:

  1. The student must meet with the UAA Physical Therapist Assistant Program Advisor to develop an academic plan.
  2. Show from official transcripts, successful completion of the following:
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all coursework.
    • "C" or better in all prerequisite coursework as listed on the AAS Physical Therapist Assistant webpageWhile students may apply for admission into the PTA program with a "C" or better in all prerequisites, applications from students whose grades in BIOL A111 and A112 are a "B" or better will have a competitive advantage.  
  3. Provide documentation on Clinical Observation Form for a minimum of 30 hours of observation/work experience in two different clinical settings with a minimum of 15 hours in each, e.g., outpatient, hospital inpatient, home health, rehab center, or long term care.
  4. Provide Three (3) PTA Recommendation Letters by non-family members.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Physical Therapist Assistant program application when available.
  2. Submit completed clinical observation forms and letters of recommendation forms directly to the PTA program office.
  3. Provide a copy of current Basic Life Support (CPR) for Healthcare Providers certification either through a file upload in the web application, by mailing or hand delivering a photocopy of the current certification to the PTA program office.
  4. Provide evidence of current immunizations as required by the department.  UAA students are encouraged to verify current immunizations using the UAA Student Health & Counseling Center Online Portal.  Applicants who are not UAA students must provide proof of immunizations by completing proof of immunization form
  5. Interview by invitation with a writing sample completed on the day of interview.
  6. Once admitted, and prior to the program start, submit to a national-level criminal background check.