2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant, AS

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Admission Requirements

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements prior to admission to the program:

  1. High School graduation or equivalency (official transcripts required)
  2. Acceptance into California Baptist University
  3. Minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or college/university grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended required)
  4. A Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following elements:
    • Why you want to become a Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Background and/or experiences related to the field
    • Short- and long-term professional goals, and
    • Reasons for choosing California Baptist University
  5. Verification of at least 60 clinical hours in a physical therapy environment
  6. Interview with Physical Therapist Assistant faculty and clinicians, if invited
  7. Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant clinician and one must be from an instructor, teacher, or professor
  8. Once admitted into the program, the student must pass a criminal background check and be able to perform Technical Standards of the profession.

Traditional Associate Program Requirements (56 units)

The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree prepares the student for employment as a physical therapist assistant. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of licensed physical therapists in a wide variety of health care settings.

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