Dear Prospective PTA Student:
Thank you for your interest in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. Contained within this website is information that you will need to apply to Montgomery College and the program. Please refer to the Montgomery College Catalog for detailed information on the admissions procedures. Give close attention to the specific procedures for the Health Sciences programs. This will outline the steps necessary to apply for admissions.
Once you have a chance to review the information provided, attend a PTA Information Session. These sessions are held once a month (except December and July) and are an invaluable source of information. Please save your questions for the session; we have faculty available to discuss what it takes to be an eligible candidate for the program and what the expectations are once you are accepted into the PTA Program. You do not need an appointment to attend a session, however, you MUST attend at least one session prior to applying to the PTA Program.
Students are required to apply to Admissions for consideration into the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Submit your Montgomery College Health Sciences Admission Application to the Office of Admissions at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus before the deadline: March 1st for fall admissions. Students will be admitted only once per year in the fall semester. Class space for this program is limited to 24 students per year.
We strongly recommend that you meet with a counselor to help plan your course of study at Montgomery College. Any of the general education courses – those with a course number other than courses beginning with PT – may be taken at any time, at any college or MC campus, and before you are accepted into the program. While it is not required or an influencing factor in the admission process, it is also recommended that you try to gain exposure to the practice of physical therapy through observation or volunteering prior to applying to the program.
The American Physical Therapy Association is an excellent resource of career and educational information. For more information, please call 1-800-999-2782 or visit http://www.apta.org. Select "Prospective Students" from the menu ribbon at the top of the page.
I hope our website is helpful to you. Good Luck in you endeavors. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming information session.
With Best Regards,
Nancy R. Greenawald, Ed.S., MBA, PT