Physical Therapist Assistant Program
THANK YOU for your interest in the Labette Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. This program emphasizes a hands-on approach to PTA training which will effectively prepare the student to enter the healthcare workforce.
Physical Therapist Assistants are in high demand. Start your career today in a well-paying, patient-oriented career!
Application to the Program
Applications are accepted on a yearly basis for the fall semester. Applications are typically due in mid-March and the selection/interview process conducted from April to May with acceptance letters sent in May. Please refer to the application packet on the left-handcolumn for more details.
If you select this program, you will automatically be assigned to the Health Science major until you are admitted into that specific program.
What courses do I need in order to apply for admission to the program?
Students applying for admission to the PTA program should have completed or be currently enrolled in the following courses at the time of their application:
|COMM||101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|BIOL||130||Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)||5|
|Total General Education Requirement||26|
Courses must be completed successfully by the end of the spring semester.
What are the other requirements for applying for admission to the PTA program?
- Minimum GPA 2.5 in all prerequisite coursework
- TEAS assessment test
- Completion of LCC Physical Therapist Assistant application, including:
- Letter of application
- Letters of reference (3)
- Documentation of minimum of 24 hours of observation, volunteer service or work experience in a Physical Therapy Department (see application packet for details).
- Additional materials (see application packet for details).
*Note: The TEAS is a proctored exam and you must register to take it. It is required for your application to the PTA Program to be considered complete. Exam dates have been posted for the class beginning in August. Contact (620) 820-1157 for details.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Labette Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 620-820-1007 or email email@example.com.
Disclosure Statement for Financial Aid Regulation (34 CFR 668.43)
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associates of Applied Science degree at Labette Community College meets the state education requirements for a PTA in the state of Kansas. Labette Community College has not determined if the PTA associate degree at Labette Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. The American Physical Therapy Association, www.apta.org, has resources that may be helpful. The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, www.FSBPT.org contains a link to every Physical Therapy Practice Act.