Information Sessions: Strongly Recommended for Anyone Applying to thePTAProgram
In order to assist in your learning more about physical therapy as a career and the particular requirements of our program,you are strongly encouraged to attend an information session. No reservations are needed.These sessions are held on theLone StarCollegeMontgomerycampus.

Topics tobediscussed:

  • The profession of physical therapy & the roleofthePTA
  • Requirements for admission to the PTA program at LSC-Montgomery
  • Timetable for the application & admission process
  • Preparing yourself for application

Information Session Dates

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm B-102
Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm B-102
Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm B-102
Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm B-102

Important Dates:

March 3, 2014

PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam is open for students to begin testing at the LSC-Montgomery Campus only.

April 7, 2014

Applications available online on the LSC-Montgomery PTA website Apply now!

May 15, 2014

Last date to take the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam.

May 22, 2014

Deadline to apply online and turn in all documentation (including printed and signed application and score sheet) to the B120 office suite by 4:00 p.m.

June 26, 2014

Interviews for the top applicants for the PTA program.

July 3, 2014

Acceptance Letters mailed to candidates interviewed.

July 31, 2014

Mandatory Orientation for accepted students.


PTA Program Informational PowerPoint

Licensure and Accreditation

In order to practice as a physical therapist assistant (PTA), a person must be licensed by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. To take the PTA licensing exam, a person must be a graduate of a PTA educational program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The program received re-accreditation in April 2007. For more information, go to http://www.apta.org/ or contact the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703.684.2782

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lone Star College-Montgomery is accreditedby the Commission on Accreditationin Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; telephone:703.684.2782; email: accreditation@apta.org;website:http://www.capteonline.org.

CAPTE Program Outcomes Data

Lone Star College-Montgomery PTA Program Student Outcome Data based on CAPTE AAR submitted inFall 2013 for 2012-2013 Academic Year

  • Graduation Rate: This rate is calculated according to the CAPTE formula required in the AAR (which is consistent with the formula used by the federal Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System) for the class of 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Licensure Rate: This rate is published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • Employment Rate: This rate is the % of graduates who were employed as PTAs within six months of passing the licensure examination
  • Class Year Graduation Rate Licensure Rate Employment Rate
    2010 80.0% 96% 100%
    2011 87.5% 100% 100%
    2012 84.6% 100% 100%

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