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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

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 to the program. Please refer to the  Montgomery College Catalog for detailed information on 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 monthly (except December and July) and are an invaluable source of information. Information sessions are held 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month, inside the Health Science Center, 7977 Georgia Avenue, Room 229, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Access the information session schedule for information sessions in January and September on the Rockville campus and April and October on the Germantown campus. 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. You do not need an appointment to attend a session, however, we strongly recommend that you attend at least one session prior to applying to the PTA Program.

Submit Health Sciences Application to the Office Enrollment Services at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus before March 1 deadline for the Fall semester admissions. Admission 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 PHTH – 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 (APTA) is an excellent resource of career and educational information. For more information, please call 1-800-999-2782 or visit  Select "Prospective Students" from the menu ribbon at the top of the page.

I hope our website is helpful to you. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming information session.

With Best Regards,

Nancy R. Greenawald, DPT, EdS, MBA                                           

Program Coordinator
Physical Therapist Assistant Program





Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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