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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), Version 6

All applicants applying to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are required to take the TEAS as part of the application process.  ***Students MUST select "TEAS for Nursing" when registering to take the TEAS.***

The ATI TEAS is a timed computer-based multiple-choice assessment used by the Health Sciences Institute and Center at Montgomery College to evaluate the academic preparedness of entry-level health sciences students in:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Math
  • Science
  • English and Language Usage

*There are 170 multiple-choice questions. Test-takers are allotted 209 minutes (approximately 3 hours and 29 minutes) to complete the exam.

Reading Comprehension: 53 questions; 64 minutes

  • Key ideas and details
  • Craft and structure
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas

|    English and Language Usage: 28 questions; 28 minutes

  • Conventions of standard English
  • Knowledge of language
  • Vocabulary acquisition

Science: 53 questions; 63 minutes

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Life and physical sciences
  • Scientific reasoning

|    Math: 36 questions; 54 minutes

  • Number and algebra
  • Measurement and data

 Please be advised that a calculator is embedded in the Math Section.


Physical Therapist Assistant Program TEAS Test Requirements

Applicants who exceed minimum requirements are more competitive.

TEAS, Version 6: The minimum recommended TEAS scores are:

   Reading: 70%

   Adjusted Individual Total Score: 66%                                                                      


    Study Materials and Resources

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage in a comprehensive review of the content covered on the TEAS. There are many materials and resources that applicants can use to prepare. The TEAS, Version 6 study manual provides instructional material, practice problems and two comprehensive practice tests. Manuals are available for purchase at Montgomery College’s main bookstores or online at

    TEAS Preparation Resource Guide


    TEAS Resources and Study Materials

             More about: the TEAS, costs, how to register for the exam, TEAS policies and procedures at Montgomery College

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