GPA of 2.5 or better overall
GPA of 2.75 or better in pre-requisite courses
PRE 100 (Preparation for College Achievement) or exempt (15transfer credits)
BIO 107 (Anatomy and Physiology)
or BIO 111 & 112 (Anatomy and Physiology I & II)
ENG 101 (English Writing)
PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
MAT 107 (Statistics) or MAT 128 (Precalculus I: College Algebra)
Documented 20 volunteer/observation hours (minimum) with a PT or PTA (additional hours will be needed prior to
program acceptance) Please see the PTA application packet for details.
Foreign students must satisfactorily complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); computer score
213 or paper score 500
The application deadline is due by the last Friday in March prior to the affected Fall Semester.
The number of qualified students accepted for admission is based on the number of PTA faculty available to teach PTT 120 and 120L for each fall semester. For the Fall 2012 semester, the program will accept 30 new students. Priority is given to qualified students who have the highest GPA and who have completed all other General Education courses (HLF, SOC 101, SP 101, PSY 104).Additional applications will continue to be accepted after the March 30 deadline and qualified applicants will be added to the Waiting List.
All applications are received by the Special Admissions Counselor in the Admissions Office and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee (SAC and PTA Faculty) shortly after the deadline. Applicants who meet all criteria are assigned points according to the following conditions (11 points maximum):
-2 (-3, etc.)
All pre-requisites completed satisfactorily +1 B in BIO 107 Anatomy and Physiology or +2 B in BIO 111 & 112 Anatomy and Physiology I & II +1 for each GPA in pre-requisites 2.75 or 3.0 or 3.5 and more +1 or +2 or +3 GPA overall 2.5-2.99 or 3.0-3.49 or 3.5 and more +1 or +2 or +3 All additional Gen Ed completed +1 20 hours clinical Physical Therapy observation documented +1 Multiple consecutive D's or F's before a C -1 2 or more Gen Ed courses still not completed (excluding HLF) 1 Gen. Ed not completed -1
-2 (-3, etc.)
All applicants will receive an e-mail or letter (if preferred) indicating their qualification status (not qualified, qualified-accepted, qualified-on Waiting List). The top 30 candidates will be invited to an Orientation and Registration session in late May or early June. If all seats are not filled, an additional Orientation and Registration will be scheduled for additional qualified applicants (from the Waiting List) in August.
For further information concerning admissions please contact:
Allied Health Special Admissions Counselor
Note: Under Maryland law, the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners may deny issuing a PTA license to any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. Therefore it is strongly advised that such an applicant consider the possibility of being denied licensure if efforts to expunge a prior conviction are unsuccessful. Consultation with the Board is advised prior to application and admission to the program, as faculty have no authority regarding licensure.