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LSC-Montgomery PTA Department

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.  Information sessions are now available online via WebEx, the schedule for which is below.  A prerecorded information session is also available on YouTube here.

Date:

Time:

Location

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

6:30pm 8:00pm

Online

 

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  

 

Important Dates:

April 1, 2024

ATI TEAS for Allied Health Professionals 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.
Information on how to schedule your test can be found here.

April 1, 2024

Applications available online here. (How to Apply)

May 17, 2024

Last date to take the ATI TEAS for Allied Health Professionals.

May 23, 2024

Deadline to submit application online by 4:00 p.m.

June 27, 2024

Interviews for the top applicants for the PTA program.

July 31, 2024

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

 

Program Information Documents:
PTA Application Checklist
Student Financial Fact Sheet
Student Cost Sheet
PTA Immunization Requirements
PTA Observation Form
 

Accreditation:

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lone Star College - Montgomery is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue #100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 936-273-7012 or email Renee.M.Pruitt@lonestar.edu.

The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org

CAPTE Program Outcomes Data    

Lone Star College-Montgomery PTA Program Student Outcome Data based on CAPTE AAR submitted in Fall 2023 for Academic Years ending in 2021, 2022, 2023.                                            

  • 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).
  • 1st Attempt Rate: This is the 1st attempt pass rate as published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • Ultimate Pass Rate: This rate is the ultimate pass rate as published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.  
  • Employment Rate: This rate is the % of graduates who were employed as PTAs within twelve months of passing the licensure examination and is current as of 11/1/23.
 Class Year  Graduation Rate 1st Attempt Rate  Ultimate Pass Rate Employment Rate
2022 95% 100% 100% 100%
2023 88% 100% 100% TBD
Two Year Average
2022 & 2023
91.5% 100% 100% 97.2%
Two year average
for 2022-2023


Contact Us
If you have a question regarding the LSC PTA program, please contact lsc-pta@lonestar.edu or go to https://www.lonestar.edu/student-complaints.htm and register your concerns. 

 
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