Applications will be due in September 2014 for a January 2015 start date.

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:
    1. Minimum 2.5 GPA in all coursework.
    2. "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 A11 and A112 are a "B" or better will have a competitive advantage.  
  3. Provide documentation on Clinical Observation Form of minimum of 30 hours of observation/work experience in two different clinical settings, e.g., outpatient, hospital inpatient, home health, rehab center, or long term care.
  4. Three (3) PTA Recommendation Forms by non-family members.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Physical Therapist Assistant program application process.
  2. Provide a copy of current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification.
  3. Interview by invitation, with a writing sample completed on the day of interview
  4. Provide evidence of current immunizations as required by the department.
  5. Once admitted, and prior to the program start, submit to a national-level criminal background check.