Physical Therapist Assistant Admission Information – Application Deadline:  September 1 (Program begins in the spring)

The program requires a mandatory advising session as part of the application process –
This is a link to the
Advising Schedule


If the student is unable to complete 10 hours of observation in an in-patient setting and 10 hours in an out-patient setting, they may complete the alternative assignment.  Click on completing the assignment for the instructions.

Students are requested to turn in any observation hours they have completed by the September 1, 2021 deadline.

PTA Pre-Application Information
This is an overview of preadmission course requirements.

Application Checklist
READ FIRST – This checklist will assist you in keeping track of the necessary items that you must complete for the application process.

Application Form (PDF format)
Application Form (Word format)
Refer to the application form for directions.

Clinical Observation Form
As part of the admissions process, the OTC PTA program requires applicants to spend 20 hours of observation in at least two different physical therapy settings (ten hours in each). See form for available settings.

In-patient refers to a facility where a patient will be staying overnight to receive treatment.  Out-patient refers to a patient receiving treatment but not staying overnight.

Rubric for Autobiographical Essay

Immunization Requirements
Students will be requested at the time of acceptance to the program to submit documentation for required immunizations, TB testing and current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR.

Criminal Background Check

OTC cannot guarantee that students classified under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will receive approval to take the licensure exam after program completion. Please contact the state or national agency that administers the professional licensure exam to inquire about licensure exam requirements.