Minimum Entry Requirements for the Program:
- High School GPA of 2.5 or GED of at least 2500
- SAT score of at least 900
- Readiness to take ENGCOMP 0101 and MATH 0031 or MATH 0110
- Earned an overall 2.0 GPA or better in all pre-technical course work.
- Students who do not meet the entry requirements of the program, but who meet the entry requirements of the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville are encouraged to pursue health science courses in preparation for later entry into the PTA program. Students must still meet all of the PTA entry requirements.
- Combined total of 40 hours of volunteer work at two Physical Therapy Clinics (click here for form)
- One positive letter of recommendation from the PT/PTA with whom the student has volunteered, to be received 30 days prior to the beginning of the technical phase of the program.(click here for form)
First Aid & CPR Requirements:
- Current certification in First Aid and CPR prior to the end of the second semester
All students admitted to the technical phase of the PTA Program must complete a recent (defined as within 2 months prior to beginning first clinical experience) a criminal history information(Act 34) and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance(Act 151).
Program Academic Requirements:
It is the policy of Pitt-Titusville's PTA Program that students must maintain a high level of academic achievement in order to continue in the PTA Program. Students are required to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA average in the PTA curriculum and an overall GPA of 2.0 each semester.
A maximum of 24 students are admitted to the technical phase of the program each spring semester. The PTA Selection Committee ranks students based on selection criteria including SAT/ACT score, GPA, core prerequisite course grades, personal essay, and volunteer hours with letter of recommendation. The highest ranking applicants, up to 24, will be offered acceptance into the technical phase of the program. Remaining candidates will either be placed on a waiting list as an alternate or denied admission.