Program Details

Complete these program requirements to earn a Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. Degree. 

Program Requirements

  1. Completion of the admissions application to Northland.
  2. Completion of the PTA Program Application.
  3. All required developmental courses must be completed before applying to the PTA program.
  4. TEAS V for Allied Health (AH) can be taken a maximum of two times per academic year (defined as August through July). Adjusted individual total score of at least 60%. FAQ about TEAS V for AH and program admissions.
  5. Current CPR certification. CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association) or CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Red Cross) prior to enrollment in PTAS1120.
  6. All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  7. Students must have current working knowledge of required sciences. Courses older than 5 years may not be accepted for transfer into the program: BIOL 2260, BIOL 2262. This may be waived if an applicant has recent experience working as a licensed healthcare provider.
  8. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization information requirements through Castle Branch (cost $45) prior to enrollment in PTAS1120.
  9. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost is $10.50) prior to enrollment in PTAS 1120. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year, $26 second year (if needed).