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Information Sessions: Strongly Recommended for Anyone Applying to the PTA Program
In order to assist in your learning more about physical therapy as a career and the particular requirements of our program, you are strongly encouraged to attend an information session.  No reservations are needed. These sessions are held on the Lone Star College Montgomery campus. 

Dr. Renee Pruitt and PTA students

      Topics to be discussed:

  • The profession of physical therapy & the role of the PTA
  • Requirements for admission to the PTA program at LSC-Montgomery
  • Timetable for the application & admission process
  • Preparing yourself for application  

 

Information Session Dates

Thursday, July 20, 2017  12:30 - 2:00 p.m. B-102
Thursday, September 21, 2017  12:30 - 2:00 p.m. B-102
Thursday, October 12, 2017   12:30 - 2:00 p.m. B-102
Thursday, November 16, 2017  12:30 - 2:00 p.m. B-102

 

PTA Program Informational PowerPoint

 

Important Dates:

March 5, 2018

PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam is open for students to begin testing at the LSC-Montgomery Campus only.  The Testing Center will be closed for Spring Break and finals week.

April 9, 2018

Applications available online on the LSC-Montgomery PTA website Apply now!

May 16, 2018

Last date to take the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam.

May 23, 2018

Deadline to apply online and turn in all documentation (including printed and signed application and score sheet) to the B120 office suite by 4:00 p.m.

June 28, 2018

Interviews for the top applicants for the PTA program.

August 1, 2018

Mandatory Orientation for accepted students is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


 

Licensure and Accreditation

In order to practice as a physical therapist assistant (PTA), a person must be licensed by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. To take the PTA licensing exam, a person must be a graduate of a PTA educational program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The program received re-accreditation in April 2007. For more information, go to http://www.apta.org/ or contact the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703.684.2782

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lone Star College-Montgomery is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; telephone: 703.684.2782; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

 

CAPTE Program Outcomes Data    

Lone Star College-Montgomery PTA Program Student Outcome Data based on CAPTE AAR submitted in Fall 2016 for 2015-2016 Academic Year                     

  • Graduation Rate: This rate is calculated according to the CAPTE formula required in the AAR (which is consistent with the formula used by the federal Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System) for the class of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 
  • Licensure Rate: This rate is published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and is current as of 11/15/2016.  
  • Employment Rate: This rate is the % of graduates who were employed as PTAs within six months of passing the licensure examination and is current as of 11/15/2016.
 Class Year  Graduation Rate  Licensure Rate  Employment Rate
 2012  84.6%  100%  100%
 2013  84%   100%   100%
 2014  84.6%  100%   100% 
 2015  96.6%  100%  100%
 2016  N/A  100%  100%

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