Physical Therapist Assistant FAQs - Black Hawk College

Will the PTA degree transfer toward a PT degree?

Students interested in pursuing a Master or Doctorate of Physical Therapy should contact the specific PT program for more information on transferable courses. Generally, only the biology and general education classes are transferable.

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Will applying early increase my chances of being accepted to the PTA program?

Yes, as the selection process is very competitive. Applications will be accepted starting September 1. Applications postmarked on or before October 31 will be granted an interview in February. Applications postmarked after October 31 will be notified of an interview if there are remaining spots available in the upcoming class.

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Is there a waiting list for the PTA program?

No. The program reviews the application pool every year and students not selected must re-apply to be considered for the next class.

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