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Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS

Location(s): Trinity River Campus


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PTHA.D001.UG
Associate of Applied Science

Health Science Pathway
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Program Requirements


Total Degree Hours: 66


* Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, and Culture must be chosen from the corresponding section of the Core Curriculum .

Selective Admission Criteria:

All applicants to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are required to attend an information session before the application deadline. Complete details of the Physical Therapist Assistant program admission process may be found on the TCC website.

Application Criteria:

  • Students must be TSI compliant
  • Hold a TCCD Student Colleague Number
  • Must meet with the CTE advisor
  • Currently have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Successfully Complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 70 in each section
  • IELTS 6.5 minimum score or TOEFL iBT test with 83 as the minimum score for ESL students

This program is a selective admission offering.

Prior to application, students with international college credits must contact International Admissions 817-515-1570 to verify those courses that will transfer to TCCD.

Once admitted to the program, students must complete and earn a minimum grade of “C” (75%) in all courses found within the degree plan.

Students who are selected for admission must perform and pass a drug screening and a criminal background check prior to the start of the program, both of which must report negative in order to remain in the program. Required immunizations must be completed prior to the beginning of classes.

After successful completion of the above curriculum, the student is eligible to take the national examination to become certified as a Registered Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA).

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), Department of Accreditation, APTA, 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares a student for an occupational license. However, the student may not be eligible for licensing if they have a prior criminal history. For more details, see House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements .

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