Admission Requirements - PTA

Requirements

BIO 201(4 Semester Units) – Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Credit for BIO 201 and BIO 202 can be no older than 5 years. An exception may be made if the student can provide documentation of having passed BIO 230 Human Pathophysiology with at least a C within the last 5 years. May consider grades achieved in upper level anatomy and/or physiology for ranking purposes. Students should request review of appropriate upper level courses in writing and submit with application.

BIO 202 (4 Semester Units) – Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Credit for BIO 201 and BIO 202 can be no older than 5 years. An exception may be made if the student can provide documentation of having passed BIO 230 Human Pathophysiology with at least a C within the last 5 years. May consider grades achieved in upper level anatomy and/or physiology for ranking purposes. Students should request review of appropriate upper level courses in writing and submit with application.

ENG 101(3 Semester Units) English composition

  • If the student has taken ENG 101 and ENG 102, and has a higher grade in ENG 102, will consider grade achieved in ENG 102 for ranking purposes. Will not use the grade for ranking purposes if ENG 102 has been requested as a substitute for the SPH requirement. Students should request review of appropriate upper level courses in writing and submit with application.

ENG 102 (3 Semester Units) English composition

  • If the student has taken ENG 101 and ENG 102, and has a higher grade in ENG 102, will consider grade achieved in ENG 102 for ranking purposes. Will not use the grade for ranking purposes if ENG 102 has been requested as a substitute for the SPH requirement. Students should request review of appropriate upper level courses in writing and submit with application.

PSY 200 (3 Semester Units) General Psychology

PSY 210 (3 Semester Units) Human Growth and Development

OAD 211 (3 Semester Units) Medical Terminology

  • Must be a 3-unit semester course in Medical Terminology

MTH Elective (3 Semester Units) Intermediate College Algebra or higher.

  • MTH 100, 110, 112, 113, 125 are examples of courses that would qualify for this elective. MTH 116, 231, or 232 WILL NOT meet this requirement. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should take MTH 113.

Speech Elective (3 Semester Units) – SPH 106, 107

Humanities (3 Semester Units)

  • Courses include: art, humanities, religion, theatre, philosophy, music, foreign language, literature. A list of qualifying AAS Humanities and Fine Arts Elective Courses is located in the JSCC Catalog and Student Handbook.

ACT Composite Score >21

  • All applicants must provide proof of achieving a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT examination or proof of having earned a bachelor’s or higher degree. The ACT must be completed with the appropriate score within 3 years of the application deadline and on file with the college by the application deadline. The writing portion of the ACT is not required.

Alternative Activity in place of 75 Hours Observation Experience

  •  The 2022 Observation Hours Alternative Activity must be completed in its entirety and included in the application.

College GPA 2.50 Cumulative Prerequisite GPA 2.50

  • All applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (4.00 scale) on all college credit attempted, including Jefferson State credit. In addition, all students must provide proof that they have credit for all required prerequisite/general education courses with a grade of C or better and a GPA of 2.50 or above. Official college transcripts from all institutions must be on file with Jefferson State Community College’s Enrollment Services by the application deadline.

Health/Hospitalization Insurance

  • Not a requirement for admission, however, all students admitted to the program must provide documentation of current in-force health/hospitalization insurance by the start of the 1st PTA Core Semester. If a student has current documentation, they may include it with the application.

CPR Certification

  • Not a requirement for admission, however, all students admitted to the program must provide documentation of CPR certification, less than 2 years old, at the health care provider level (one-rescuer CPR-adult, one rescuer CPR-infant/child, airway obstruction, and two-rescuer CPR) by the date established by the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education. If a student has current documentation, they may include it with the application.

Completion of PHS 112 (Physical Science 112) OR PHYSICS Course with “C” or higher OR Intro PTA Seminar.

  • Qualified candidates may be eligible for a 2-point application bonus for one activity in this category. Please refer to the most current PTA ranking formula.

PTA 120 Introduction to Kinesiology (Jeff State Course Only)

  • Qualified candidates may be eligible for additional application points based on enrollment and/or completion of this course. Please refer to the most current PTA ranking formula.