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Admissions Procedures - Physical Therapy Assistant

Effective Date: August 19, 2015
Policy Number: 1347

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

  1. Apply for admission to Hutchinson Community College (HutchCC) at
  2. Submit official transcripts from high school and colleges attended to the HutchCC 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 of each year admission into the fall cohort. 
  2. Pre-Requisites: (must be completed prior to August)
  • 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-addressed, stamped envelope to their references.

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

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

7. Interview

Based upon an evaluative system for each category, the top 40 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 in June each year with dates to be determined.

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**

1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
1-888-GO-HUTCH or (620) 665-3500