Therapist Assisting Program
Lady of the Lake College’s Physical Therapist Assisting (PTA) Program
was developed to prepare students to effectively assist in the
assessment and treatment of physical therapy patients. Under the
supervision of a licensed physical therapist, students gain knowledge
and skills essential to physical therapy procedures through a program of
integrated classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences.
Associate of Science in PTA Program consists of two parts totaling 70
credit hours. Part one (35 credit hours) is made up of arts and
sciences courses and can be completed on a part0time basis or within one
year as a full0time student. Students enroll in the second part of
the program-clinical-on a competitive entry basis. Once enrolled,
the student attends three consecutive full-time semesters (35 credit
hours) in order to complete the degree requirements.
applicants should meet the following minimum requirements for admission
to the PTA Program:
school diploma with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0
scale) or better of the equivalent of a high school diploma (General
Education Development) with an average score of 50 or better.
of a minimum ACT composite score of 20.
two requirements waived following successful completion of nine (9)
hours of arts and sciences coursework required for the PTA Program.)
of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all
college work attempted.
may be waived following successful completion of nine (9) hours of
arts and sciences coursework required for the PTA Program.)
of the arts and sciences courses required for the PTA program with a
grade point average of 2.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale) (see curriculum
Plan). GPA in arts and sciences courses must be 2.75 at the time
of a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer or work experience, preferably in
two or more different physical therapy settings.
Lady of the Lake College welcomes applications from all qualified
individuals. All transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis,
according to College policy, in order to determine eligibility and
placement in the program. Equal educational opportunities are
offered to all who meet entrance requirements, without regard to race,
gender, ethnicity, creed, marital status or age.
to the PTA Program are due on or before March 1 for the June class.
Up to 22 students are accepted into the program each year. Call
(225) 768-1700 for application information.
Our Lady of the Lake College
Financial Aid Office is available to all applicants to discuss
eligibility for financial assistance. Please call (225) 768-1714
to schedule an appointment.
are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical center also
offers tuition reimbursement to qualifying employees.
more information about the Associate of Science Degree in Physical
Therapist Assisting email
Krieg, Program Head or to request an application packet, please call
(225) 768-1700 or e-mail:
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