Physical Therapist Assistant FAQs
I have a bachelor's degree in psychology. I will graduate from a university in December 2018. Am I still able to apply to this program?
Yes. You may need some assistance with financial aid, as the government is tightening down on students who already have attained a bachelor's degree and are then seeking a level lower associate's degree. We assist with an SAP-appeal.
Only the first two semesters. If you are accepted full time this compressed and accelerated pace allows for only about 8-10 hours per week of outside work commitment. This is a M-F, day-time program with online support.
In regards to your bachelor's degree, one of the new requirements to qualify for the selective admissions is a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. No higher points will be awarded for higher GPA's. If you apply with less than a 3.0 by end of Fall term in the year that you intend to apply, 0/15 points will be applied to your overall score.
The average GPA's over the years have been in the 3.7 - 3.8 range for sciences, and 3.4 - 3.7 for overall weighted GPA. (This is considering your BA work, if you use any courses for transfer credit.)
See PTA Outcomes.
Since I have a bachelor's degree, do I need to take the prerequisite courses for this program or will my courses count?
Many of the general courses like Intro. To Psych, College Algebra or Stats I, Humanities/Fine Arts, English Composition and Lit, may all be transferred in if approved at UC Uptown campus. You will need at least a "C" for these courses from an accredited college or university.
The following courses will also need to be taken within the past 6 years, again with at least a "B" grade obtained: (We may allow up to 7 years if taken at a KY college or university). You may take either of them up to a limit of two attempts each to attain a "B".
- Anatomy and Physiology I and II (either combined or separately)
- Introduction to Chemistry (Chem. 1020 or higher)
- Allied Health Physics or General College Physics I with lab
- Intro to PT and Ethics
- ALH 1005 Health Care Edge or UCBA ALH 1011- Intro. to the Health Fields. (Coop. classes in the rehab. field or some capstone courses may qualify for substitute credit, with approval by the PTA faculty.)
- Math 1021 College Algebra or Intro. To Statistics
I've taken the GRE for PT school-does this replace the need and/or score for the ATI-TEAS aptitude survey?
No, we cannot equivocate the GRE with the TEAS. You are allowed one attempt and score submission per each application cycle that you commit to; if the TEAS is taken at another college or center, please send the unaltered scores to the PTA Program Coordinator before the posted January deadline. This is now the most heavily weighted component of the application process. Study guides may be found on reserve at the Clermont College Library, or you may purchase the materials and practice exams at the ATI Testing web site. https://www.atitesting.com/home.aspx
Stay posted for announcements of special Transfer Student Sessions on the Clermont College monitor systems, online, or within the PTA Applications Community in Blackboard.
Other suggestions: consult the online program "Transferology" to see if your courses match our general courses. See the Curriculum Guide on our webpage for more details about the timing of the courses. Please note that a student cannot apply for the selective admissions unless he or she has completed all Fall or First semester courses with at least a 3.0 GPA, "B" level grades in the two science courses, and at least "C"'s in the other courses.