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Eligibility

To qualify for enrollment in BC's Physical Therapist Assistant program you must: 
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Have at least a 2.5 grade point average (degree GPA)
  • Have a “C” or higher in all degree required courses
  • Complete as many of the general education courses (especially the anatomy and physiology courses) as possible
  • Submit a completed Health Science Limited Access Application for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
How to Apply
Submit transcripts of all high schools, colleges and universities

 

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This is an online module that the students will complete once they have been officially accepted into the program.  It is an opportunity to interact with the various online requirements of the program.  Student must complete the module prior to the start of the August term. This course is completed once a student is accepted into the program.

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At both sites, admission is limited to available seats in the program. Notification of a student’s acceptance into the program is confirmed after the deadline for applications and review of the applicant pool is completed. Students must monitor their BC student email account for communication from the admission department.

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Yes. The Student Financial Services office located on each campus can offer financial counseling to you and may be able to provide needed funds.

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Once accepted into the program the student must complete the following certificate courses and must provide documentation that the certificates have been completed by August. The certificate courses MUST be taken at Broward College and the number of hours for each certificate must be met.  Further instructions for completion of these certificates will be provided, to students who have been accepted into the program, during the Pre-Admission Orientation Meeting that occurs in the Spring.  Students will be notified of this meeting once they have been accepted into the program. 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Required 8 contact hours - The Basic Life Support CPR certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers) is valid for two (2) years following attendance and must be completed through the American Heart Association. No certification other than the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider will be accepted. CPR certification needs to be current during the 2 two years of the program. Broward College's course number is HSC 0405

AIDS/HIV: Required 4 contact hours - The student must have current evidence of attending an HRS approved four (4) hour AIDS/HIV Seminar, prior to attending the first clinical practicum (PHT 1801L). Broward College's course number is HSC 0591

Domestic Violence Certification: Required 2 contact hours - Broward College's course number is HSC 0691

OSHA/TB/Blood-borne Pathogens Certification: Required 6 contact hours - Broward College's course number is HSC 0522

Prevention of Medical Errors: Required 2 contact hours - Broward College's course number is HSC 0528

 

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The total cost of the program is approximately $10,107.02 for Florida residents and $28,984.42 for out-of-state applicants. The actual total cost is subject to change. See the table below for a breakdown of costs. 

 
Fees*
Resident
Non-Resident
Application to College
$ 35.00
$ 35.00
Application to Program
$ 20.00
$ 20.00
Required Certificates
$ 206.47
$ 206.47
Tuition fee per credit hour
$ 101.90
$ 357.00
Tuition for PHT courses only – 54 credits
$ 5,502.60
$ 19,278.00
Total Tuition for the program – 74 credits
$ 7,540.60
$ 26,418
Total Program Fees
$ 7,802.07
$ 26679.47
 
 
 
Miscellaneous Fees*
Resident
Non-Resident
Health Science Accident Insurance
$ 9.95
$ 9.95
Liability Insurance
$ 12.00
$ 12.00
Texts for core courses
$ 1000.00
$ 1000.00
Drug Screening - First and Second Year
$ 58.00
$ 58.00
Background Check - First and Second Year
$ 140.00
$ 140.00
Lab and Clinical Fees
$ 405.00
$ 405.00
Student Membership in APTA/FPTA
$ 170.00
$ 170.00
Physical Examination with Vaccines (approx.)
$ 250.00
$ 250.00
Uniforms – clinical and lab
$ 175.00
$ 175.00
Professional meeting registration
$ 60.00
$ 60.00
Miscellaneous (graduation fee, etc.)
$ 25.00
$ 25.00
Total program fees
$ 2,304.95
$ 2,304.95
 
 
 
Overall Cost of the Program
$ 10,107.02
$ 28,984.42
 
 
 
After graduation:  Licensure Fees**
$ 680.60
$ 680.60
**Includes DOH, FSBPT and Testing Center Fees
 
 
* Fees are best estimates and are subject to change

 

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There is a required lab uniform for all laboratory sessions, which is available for purchase at the College bookstore. Prior to attending clinical practicums, you will be required to purchase clinical uniforms, which will be available through the vendor designated by the Program.

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Yes, to practice physical therapy in the State of Florida, you must have a license. Historically, the program has exceeded the national average with regard to pass rates on the licensing examination. Graduates are required to successfully complete a national and state examination in order to receive a license to practice in the State of Florida.

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Yes. As part of the clinical practicum phase of the curriculum, you will be required to attend several clinical practicums, including a full-time practicum in the semester prior to graduation.

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No. The program does not offer any type of job placement other than the posting of employment opportunities and the announcement of job fairs on the program's Alumni web site, which all graduates will have access to. The majority of our graduates receive job offers from clinics at which they completed one or more of their clinical practicums.

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The program begins each May with completion of several general education courses.  Actual PHT courses begin each August.

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A point system based on degree-required general education courses and residency is utilized to rank applicants.  Acceptance depends on where the student falls in the point ranking system with the top ranking students being accepted. Points are calculated as follows: 

Degree GPA
Points
GPA Range
4
3.5 to 4.0
2
3.0 to 3.4
1
2.5 to 2.9

Completion of General Education Courses related to the curriculum
Points
Course Number
Course Title
4
BSC 1085
Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BSC 1085L
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
4
BSC 1086
Anatomy and Physiology II
4
BSC 1086L
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
HSC 1531
Medical Terminology
2
ENC 1101
Composition
2
PSY 2012
Introduction to Psychology
2
 
Humanities Elective

Residency
Points
 
4
Resident of Broward County
or
Resident of Counties Served by ESC
2
Resident elsewhere within Florida
1
Out of State resident

 

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Once accepted to Broward College, you will receive a letter with their Student ID number. Use this Student ID number to log into your Broward College Student Account to monitor transcript evaluations and your Limited Access Program Application.  

You must also monitor your Broward student email account as that is where the admissions department will communicate with you regarding application status and program acceptance. 
 
The admissions and selection process is managed by the Health Sciences Admissions Department. 
 
Please Note: The Physical Therapist Assistant Program does not oversee this process.  For questions about your application or acceptance into the program, please contact the Health Sciences Admissions Department. Contact info can be found in the Contact Us section below.

 

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