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LSC-Montgomery PTA Department

NOTICE: Observation hours will be required for the 2022 application period.

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.

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 4, 2022

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.
Schedule your test time here.  (ATI-TEAS Info)

April 4, 2022

Applications available online here. (How to Apply)

May 19, 2022

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

May 26, 2022

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

June 30, 2022

Interviews for the top applicants for the PTA program.

August 3, 2022

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

PTA Application Checklist

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; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 936-273-7470 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 2021 for Academic Years ending in 2019, 2020, 2021.                       

  • 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 11/10/20. 
 Class Year  Graduation Rate 1st Attempt Rate  Ultimate Pass Rate Employment Rate
2019 96.6% 100% 100% 100%
2020 83% 91.7% 95.8% 100%
Two Year Average
2019 & 2020
90% 96% 98% 100%
2021 81% 91% TBD TBD


Contact Us
If you have a question or complaint about the LSC PTA program, please fill out the form below.  You will receive an answer to your concern within 48 hours.  Thank you!

 
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