PTA Application

Applying to the PTA Program

Please review the information below and reach out if you have questions.

Dear Applicant:

Please read through the following carefully and follow the steps to complete the application for the August 2021 -2022 Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Colby Community College. The deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for all information.

All transcripts from other colleges (photocopies are acceptable) and application forms must be emailed to pta@colbycc.edu by the deadline (March 31, 2021). Please see the link below to explain the requirements for observation hours. All required coursework must be a 2.0 or better and completed by August 2021. It is your responsibility to get all spring and summer transcripts to the PTA office in a timely manner. There is a list of frequently asked questions available on the www.colbycc.edu website under PTA.

All interviews are on Friday, April 23, 2021. You will be scheduled for three, eight-minute individual interviews, one problem-solving room, and one group interview.  The information session will begin between 6:45- 7:30 am. As this is a regular work/school day, you are responsible to make arrangements to attend as long as necessary. Keep in mind we are on Central Standard Time (CST). The interviewers critique the following areas on a numeric scale—appearance, poise, responsiveness, motivation, insight into the physical therapy profession, interaction with others, self-insight, ethical views, and problem-solving skills.

During the day on campus, you will be oriented to the program, have an opportunity to visit with Financial Aid be given a tour of CCC, and be given time to write an essay. The essay topic will be a personal reflection question. The criteria for grading the essay include content, depth of content, individualistic voice, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Dictionaries and supplies for writing will be provided in a monitored area and no time limit will be imposed for the essay. Computers are not allowed.

Once your application has been processed an email will be sent to you with a packet to assist you in preparing for interviews and provide a list of items you will need to bring with you to the interviews.

STEPS TO APPLY TO THE PTA PROGRAM

  1. Fill out the PTA application by downloading the application, this will allow you to use the fillable version of the application.
  2. Once the application is complete please email the document, along with your unofficial transcripts from all colleges to pta@colbycc.edu.
    1. When the application is received the program will respond to verify the application has been received.
  3. Complete the Observation Hour Requirements.
  4. You may use the following links for further information regarding the PTA program.
    1. Calendar for 2021-2022 Class
    2. Curriculum Guide
    3. Applicant Interview Scoring Sheet

For further information please email pta@colbycc.edu.