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1 Physical Therapist Assistant
2015 Admissions & Program Information The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia Telephone: (703) Website:

2 Physical Therapist Assistant Overview
Program length: 6 quarters Day, full-time (varying schedule by quarter). Look at a current LWIT “schedule of classes” Off-site clinicals are 40 hrs/wk Own transportation required Last 3 weeks of quarter IV All quarter VI Program Cost: Tuition rates for Estimated Total: $13,329

3 Application Deadline: June 26, 2015
PTA Program Admission Application Deadline: June 26, 2015 All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to application. There is no longer an “in-progress” provision. Up to 15 total applicants admitted per cohort PTA Dept. can create an alternate list for a program year-this is not a guaranteed practice

4 PTA Prerequisite Requirements
Required Course LWIT Name Credits MEDA116 or 3-5 credit Medical Terminology course Medical Terminology 3-5 BIOL&241 Anatomy and Physiology I 6 CMST&210, 220 or 230 Interpersonal, Public or Small Group Communication 5 PSYC& 100 or 200 Introduction to Psychology or Lifespan Psychology College level math course (with intermediate algebra as prerequisite) ENGL&101 or ENGL&102 English Composition I OR Research Writing NEW FOR 2015 NEW FOR 2015 *Sciences no older than 10 years

5 Prerequisite Grade Considerations
Cumulative GPA threshold is 3.0 and is taken from the six prerequisite courses Minimum grade in each class must be 2.0 Cumulative GPA is initially a non-points bearing application requirement GPA could be used to rank candidates later in the review process in the event of otherwise equally qualified applications All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to applying.

6 Other required application elements
References Observations Prepared Essay On-campus Essay – Used in Stage II of Application Review Process Used in Stage I of Application Review Process

7 References-Requirements (Used in Stage I)
One reference form must be from a faculty/instructor Second reference form can be from another faculty/instructor or an employer, co-worker, advisor or counselor References can send completed form to you in a sealed envelope OR give to you in a sealed envelope, signed across flap Include both documents in your application packet Application element is worth up to 25 points

8 Application element is worth up to 25 points
Physical Therapy Observation and/or Work Experience-Requirements (Used in Stage I) 50 total hours of observation of licensed PT or PTA in clinical settings one from Category 1 and one from Category 2 and spend a minimum of 4 hours in any location Use the forms provided in the application, returned to you sealed, signed across flap Required component to ensure that applicants gain first-hand knowledge of the field Applicant is responsible for finding and setting up own observation/work experience Application element is worth up to 25 points

9 Prepared Essay-Requirements (Used in Stage I)
Two page essay If you are a re-applicant please note there is a new essay question for the 2015 application Essay question in current application Answer each part fully Careful editing Check grammar, punctuation and spelling Application element is worth up to 25 points NEW FOR 2015

10 Application element is worth up to 25 points
On-Campus Mandatory Essay- Requirement of top 30 candidates (Used in Stage II) Top 30 qualified applicants invited to write mandatory essay Essay is hand-written and proctored Essay questions provided at time of event Pen and paper provided Application element is worth up to 25 points

11 The following items are scored:
PTA Admission Scoring The following items are scored: Two applicant reference forms (up to 25 pts) Required two-page essay (up to 25 pts) Two work observation/experience forms (up to 25 pts) On-Campus Essay (up to 25 pts) 100

12 Selection Process Summary

13 Locating the Application
Download and print an application at: under the PTA link. Note that application instructions are contained in the companion “PTA-Supporting Information for the Application Process” document Read the “Supporting Information” online—it does not have to be printed off and included with your application submission


For more in-depth Allied Health advising needs: ALLIED HEALTH GPS-HOW IT WORKS Pre-register online Individualized advising in small group setting New: Now offering a “live chat” version of GPS (Online Advising): Still requires the same pre-registration at site listed below Bring unofficial transcripts; agency assessed international transcripts; COMPASS scores if you are needing class planning Registration is required at: BEYOND GPS GPS is not a substitute for attending an information session GPS is not the right venue for occupational guidance or exploration. GPS is not a confidential forum-- discussion of non-admission to one of the Allied Health programs is best left to a traditional, 1/2 hour, one-on-one appointment with an adviser. NEW FOR 2015

16 Quick Advising Needs Have quick advising needs?
You can go to drop-in advising! minute types of questions can be handled in this setting by General Advisors. This is first come, first served. Call (425) for current Drop In Advising Schedule Evening Drop-in Advising Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm (at the Enrollment Services windows area West 201) Drop-In Advising Option

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