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AS in Physical Therapist Assistant 

August 2018 ​Application Criteria:​

  • Points will be awarded in several categories including completion of general education courses, however, there are no courses required prior to submitting Limited Access Application. The more points accrued, the greater the chance of getting into the program. For the 2016 Physical Therapist Assistant Program, students who were admitted had between 64 and 76 points. 
  • 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.
  • For exploratory students unsure of which Health Science program to pursue, it is recommended to take HSC1000 Introduction to Health Sciences.

Application Period: October 1st through January 15th

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:

  • 5 points will be awarded to US Armed Forces active duty and honorably discharged veterans.

In the event of a tie, overall GPA will be used as the tiebreaker.

​​Additional Information:​
When applying for the PTA Program, please indicate the campus you are applying for: Broward College-North Campus OR Florida SouthWestern State College.

Additional program​matic admissions criteria can be reviewed at Health Science Admissions site​.
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