Admission to the CCC PTA Program

Admission 2024

Opens: November 15, 2023

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Interviews: Early April

A note on accreditation to prospective students



Before graduation from the Colby Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program, a candidate must submit a written application to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) and The Federation State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

Admission to the CCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program does not guarantee graduation from the program. Graduation from the PTA Program does not guarantee eligibility to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) may deny a license to practice as a physical therapist assistant if the applicant has been convicted of a felony if the board determines, after investigation, that the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust as stated in the Kansas Administrative Regulations relating to the Practice of Physical Therapy 65-2912. All criminal history must be revealed and will be evaluated by the KSBHA before licensure is granted or denied. Since CCC is located in Kansas, this information does not cover requirements in other states. Students should check with the board of physical therapy in the state where they will be requesting licensure.

Disclosure of Criminal Background/Substance Abuse

Clinical affiliates and their accrediting agencies require criminal background checks and urine drug screens of all students to maintain the safety of their patients. If selected for admission to the CCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program, students must consent to a background check to disclose any felony or misdemeanor convictions. Upon admission, students will receive detailed instructions on how to proceed with completing the background check and urine drug screen. Prior background checks cannot be used.

Additional requirements and/or disclosures may become necessary throughout enrollment in the program. Non-compliance with all mandates may result in termination from the program. All fees associated with these requirements will be the financial responsibility of the student.

Health Policy

Students are required to obtain medical insurance coverage during their association with the health career programs at Colby Community College. Hospitals require students to have medical insurance to complete clinical rotations at their respective facilities.

Students entering healthcare programs should be aware that they will be in close contact with individuals having a variety of health conditions in which the cause may or may not be known.

Health career programs have specific precautionary requirements based on the type of exposure and/or clinical agency policies. It is the student’s responsibility to follow program guidelines necessary for precautions against contracting and transmitting diseases. The student is responsible for all healthcare costs (physical examinations and other health costs, vaccinations, immunizations and/or titers and may include X-rays). Neither the college nor the clinical agency to which students are assigned is responsible for the provision of any healthcare nor any payment of costs related to an injury or the exposure to infection with a disease.

Proof of medical insurance is required while attending the PTA Program. Clinical agencies may audit the physical exam and health records. Health records, background checks and urine drug screens may be hard with our clinical affiliates.

Students are responsible for meeting all course, clinic, and program objectives. Students may be asked to provide a physician’s statement to explain absences and/or justify re-entry into class/clinical settings.

Progression in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program will be contingent upon satisfactorily meeting the health requirements. Health restrictions may prohibit student participation in clinical rotations and the performance of total patient care and, therefore, would prevent progression or completion of the PTA Program. Incomplete records may result in dismissal from clinical (with unexcused absences) or dismissal from the program if sufficient documents are not produced.

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


Questions? Contact Us.

PTA Program
1255 S Range Ave
Colby KS 67701
(785) 460-5443