• Physical Therapist Assistant Admission Details


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    The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is limited entry. You must meet certain criteria before your application will be considered. Currently, the program admits 24 students every fall term. Students of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, physical abilities, and cognitive differences are Welcome, добро пожаловать! Bienvenido! ยินดีต้อนรับ!


    Admissions Requirements

    Thank you for your interest in the PTA program at Mt. Hood Community College! To apply for fall term 2024 admission, you must meet the requirements below by the application deadline date of April 12, 2024.

    Academic Prerequisite Courses 

    Course Number

    Course Title

    REQUIRED COURSES TO APPLY

    Complete prerequisite courses by end of winter term, March 2024, with the exception of BI233 which must be completed by the end of spring term 2024. 

    • A&P series (including labs) must be completed between winter term 2014 and winter term 2024 (March 2024) and have a “C” grade or higher in each course. 

    • A&P series requires a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher to apply (“B” average). If BI233 is in progress, cumulative A&P GPA will be assessed after course completion. 

    • AP/CLEP/DSST/IB scores are not accepted for A&P series.

    BI231

    Human Anatomy & Physiology 1

    BI232

    Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

    MTH065

    Beginning Algebra II or higher

    WR121Z

    English Composition or Bachelor’s degree

    WR121 course with "Z" at the end is equivalent to WR121. 

    PSY201 

    General Psychology 

    MO111 

    Medical Terminology 

    SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIRED TO START PROGRAM

    You must complete BI233 no later than the end of Spring term, June 2024.

    BI233 

    Human Anatomy & Physiology 3


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    PTA Program Frequently Asked Questions