Admission Information

Our first class of 20 students began classes February 1, 2010 and completed the program in April 2011. The second cohort of 21 students began in the Fall of 2011 and completed the program in July 2012.  The forth class of 20 students began in the Fall of 2013 and are currently working through the curriculum.

Application for the August 2015 start date of the PTA Program will be available starting January 28, 2015 and are due by May 21, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Erika Ewing at 620.665.4956 or

Admission Steps

The following steps must be completed before admission consideration into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program:

  1. Apply for admission to Hutchinson Community College(HCC) at
  2. Submit official transcripts from high school and colleges attended to the HCC Records Office.

Hutchinson Community College
Records Office
1300 N. Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501

  1. Submit the Physical Therapist Assistant Program application between January 28 and May 21, 2014 for admission into the fall 2014 class.
    2015 Application Packet
  2. Pre-Requisites: (must be completed prior to August 2014)
  • English Composition I (EN 100 or EN 101),
  • College Algebra (MA 106),
  • General Psychology (PS 100),
  • Human Growth and Development (PS 102),
  • Public Speaking (SH 101) OR Interpersonal Communications (SH 210),
  • College Orientation/Success Seminar (ED 105) (required if taking prerequisites at HCC),
  • Anatomy and Physiology (with a Lab) (BI 103) (please note prerequisite in the catalog), (must be completed within 7 years of application date.)
  • Medical Terminology (HR 105).

5. GPA: GPA for all prerequisite courses must be 2.5 or greater to be considered for admission.

6. Reference Letters:

  • Distribute the 3 forms provided in the packet to those individual selected
  • Reference letter must be returned in a sealed envelope with the individual's signature across the seal
  • It is recommended applicants provide a self-adressed, stamped envelope to their references.

Hutchinson Community College and Area Technical School
Davis Hall
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
815 N. Walnut
Hutchinson, KS 67501

7. Observation Hours: (may include volunteer hours and work experience)

  • 25 to 50 hours of observations required
  • Must be completed with a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant
  • Complete the observation form provided in the packet
  • 8 required form at least 2 different settings (acute hospital, outpatient, skilled nursing facility, home health, etc.)

Applicants with a bachelor's degree or higher and for those who have completed all prerequisite courses prior to the application deadline, May 21, 2014, will receive additional consideration.

Observation Form

8. Interview

Based upon an evaluative system for each category, the top 35 applicants will be selected for an interview. Notification of interview selection will be mailed. Notification will also be sent to those applicants not receiving an interview. Interview dates will be announced with letter verifying the applicant's selection for an interview. Interview will be conducted June 6, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the application or about the program, please contact the PTA office at (620) 665-4956 or toll free at 1-888-Go Hutch, ext. 4956 if outside of Hutchinson

** It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure all items are received. You may contact the PTA office to verify receipts of items. Please call 620-665-4956 or**


Admissions Scoring Sheet

If you have any questions regarding the application or about the program, please contact:

Travis Booe, PTA, MHCL Aubrey Watson, PT    
Program Director ACCE PTA Program  
(620) 665-3396 (620) 665-4970 (620) 665-4956  

"Hutchinson Community College has been granted Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email:"