AS in Physical Therapist Assistant
August 2018 Application Criteria:
There are no courses required prior to applying however points will be awarded in several categories including completion of general education courses.
All students selected for admission must successfully complete a required medical history and physical examination, fingerprinting, background check, and drug screening Information about these requirements will be provided at the Program pre-admission meeting.
Application Period: August 1 to January 15
Admission Selection Criteria:
Selection is based on the candidate having the highest points earned in successful completion of General Education Courses with a grade of “C” or above. Points will be awarded for completion of the courses as well as the grade achieved in each course marked with an asterisk*. Points are also given for military service.
Points for Completion:
4 Points - BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I*
4 Points - BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab*
4 Points - BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology II*
4 Points - BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab*
4 Points - HSC 1531 Medical Terminology*
2 Points - ENC 1101
2 Points - General Education Math course
2 Points - PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology
2 Points - Elective Humanities
Points for Grade Achieved in selected General Education Courses*:
A = 8 points
B = 4 points
C = 1 point
Below C = No points
In addition, points will be awarded for military service:
In the event of a tie, overall GPA will be used as the tiebreaker.
When applying for the PTA Program, please indicate the campus you are applying for: Broward College-North Campus
OR Florida SouthWestern State College.
For the 2016 Physical Therapist Assistant Program, students who were admitted had between 64 and 76 points.