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Jessica Alvarado - Health Professions Counselor
Lane Community College
MTH 065 is the new PTA Program requirement
PTA application points or program requirement.
Sequence is as follows: MTH 010, MTH 020, MTH 060, MTH 065 to MTH 095
A minimum of 25 Work/Observation hours must be obtained to apply. Observations must be done under the supervision of a physical therapist. Verification must include agency name, begin and end dates, a supervisor's name (to verify hours) and current contact phone number/email. A student can observe in the role of observer, volunteer or employee. Examples of approved settings include: hospital, nursing home, sub-acute facility, developmental enter, outpatient clinic or school setting.
Students who apply will be required to write a personal statement.
The American Physical Therapy Association embraces as its core values accountability, altruism, compassion and caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social responsibility.
Students will be asked to write about their experiences with physical therapy. They will choose one experience and explain what they have observed and how they believe these core values were demonstrated.
In-person interviews are completed in small groups. Candidates should reserve the dates listed in the application in order to be available should they be selected.
A’s are worth more than B’s and B’s are worth more than C’s
Complete all minimum requirements to apply
Health Science courses are worth more than the rest
Completing GS 104 or 100 level Physics or higher gives students a competitive edge
Consult with Academic Advising regularly
Be sure your courses from other institutions meet the transfer requirements
Obtain minimum of 25 hours of Observation in two facilities