Minimum admission requirements in addition to general college admission requirements.
Attain an 18 composite score on the ACT;
Attain a 16 or 17 composite on the ACT and complete 18 semester hours of program general education course work with an average of "C" or above at an accredited college or university. These 18 hours of coursework should be selected from the following: Physical Science Survey I, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, College Algebra, English Composition I, General Psychology, Public Speaking, and Humanities/Fine Arts electives.
Anatomy and Physiology must have been completed within three years prior to admission into the PTA program;
Observe in a Physical Therapy Department;
Submit two references;
Submit an autobiographical essay;
Attend an interview after all other requirements have been met.
Admission is competitive and specific admission requirements must be met. All requirements and required application materials are due by May 1, preceding the fall admission desired. The deadline will be extended, if needed, until maximum enrollment is met.
The PTA Admissions Committee will select each semester’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission. The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows: 1) In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 2) Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 3) Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere; 4) Out-of-state students. Check with the Health Education advisors for selection details and deadlines.
To obtain a PTA Information Packet you can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.
Download the PTA Information Packet