The PTA program will accept 18 students annually each fall.

PRIOR to PTA Program acceptance

All students interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program must complete the steps prior to acceptance into the program.

Complete prerequisite requirements.

  • Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of a “C” or higher, with the exception of Anatomy and Physiology courses which require a minimum grade of “B-“ and may only be repeated once.

Students MUST have already completed or be actively enrolled in the prerequisite courses when applying.


The deadline for the PTA Application is MARCH 1, 2024.

Late applications or supporting documents will NOT be accepted.


(linked Google Doc - Updated MAY 2023)

Students MUST view the PTA Information Meeting Video and take the online quiz.

Physical Therapist Assistant Informational Video from Mid Michigan College on Vimeo.

Informational PTA Online Quiz

  • All other program requirements must be passed with a grade of “C” or above in each course.

Final acceptance into the PTA Program is pending until the student presents a clear criminal background check and drug screening. Drug screenings and criminal background checks may be required throughout the program.

Immunizations/vaccinations and CPR/First Aid are required as part of clinical education. Contact the Program Director at with questions.

The Selection Process (Overview)

  1. 18 students will be admitted each academic year following Selective Admissions Process.
  2. A clear criminal background check with fingerprinting and drug screening is required prior to final acceptance into the PTA Program. The cost is incurred by the student. Drug screening and criminal background checks may be required throughout the program. Students will be responsible for covering the cost of all program requirements.
  3. Students with a felony conviction and certain misdemeanors may not be accepted into the PTA Program.
  4. Immunizations/vaccinations and CPR/First Aid will be required as part of clinical education. The COVID-19 vaccine is highly recommended and may be required per our clinical education partner requirements.

Please contact the Program Director at with questions.

Background Checks & Drug Screenings REQUIRED

Both Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screenings are required at the expense of the student for all students accepted into Health Sciences programs.