Physical Therapist Assistant - Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Physical Therapist Assistant
2015 Admissions & Program Information
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 1111 North Fairfax Street,
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Telephone: (703) 706-3245 Email: [email protected]; Website:
www.capteonline.org
Physical Therapist Assistant Overview
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Program length: 6 quarters
Day, full-time (varying schedule by quarter). Look at a
current LWIT “schedule of classes”
Off-site clinicals are 40 hrs/wk
– Own transportation required
– Last 3 weeks of quarter IV
– All quarter VI
Program Cost: Tuition rates for 2014-15
Estimated Total: $13,329
PTA Program Admission
Application Deadline: June 26, 2015
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All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to
application. There is no longer an “in-progress”
provision.
Up to 15 total applicants admitted per cohort
PTA Dept. can create an alternate list for a program
year-this is not a guaranteed practice
PTA Prerequisite Requirements
Required Course
LWIT Name
Credits
MEDA116 or 3-5 credit Medical
Terminology course
Medical Terminology
3-5
BIOL&241
Anatomy and Physiology I
6
CMST&210, 220 or 230
Interpersonal, Public or Small
Group Communication
5
PSYC& 100 or 200
Introduction to Psychology or
Lifespan Psychology
5
College level math course (with
intermediate algebra as prerequisite)
ENGL&101 or ENGL&102
NEW FOR
2015
*Sciences no older than 10 years
5
English Composition I OR
Research Writing
NEW FOR
2015
5
Prerequisite Grade Considerations
• Cumulative GPA threshold is 3.0 and is taken
from the six prerequisite courses
• Minimum grade in each class must be 2.0
• Cumulative GPA is initially a non-points bearing
application requirement
• GPA could be used to rank candidates later in the
review process in the event of otherwise equally
qualified applications
• All prerequisite courses must be complete prior
to applying.
Other required application elements
(1) References
(2) Observations
(3) Prepared Essay
(4) On-campus Essay –
Used in Stage I of
Application Review
Process
Used in Stage II of
Application Review Process
References-Requirements (Used in Stage I)
• One reference form must be from a faculty/instructor
• Second reference form can be from another
faculty/instructor or an employer, co-worker, advisor or
counselor
• References can send completed form to you in a sealed
envelope OR give to you in a sealed envelope, signed
across flap
• Include both documents in your application packet
Application element is worth up to 25 points
Physical Therapy Observation and/or
Work Experience-Requirements (Used in Stage I)
• 50 total hours of observation of licensed PT or PTA in clinical settings
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one from Category 1 and one from Category 2 and spend a minimum
of 4 hours in any location
Use the forms provided in the application, returned to you sealed,
signed across flap
Required component to ensure that applicants gain
first-hand knowledge of the field
Applicant is responsible for finding and setting up own
observation/work experience
Application element is worth up to 25 points
Prepared Essay-Requirements (Used in Stage I)
Two page essay
If you are a re-applicant please note there is a
new essay question for the 2015 application NEW FOR
2015
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Essay question in current application
Answer each part fully
– Careful editing
– Check grammar, punctuation and spelling
Application element is worth up to 25 points
On-Campus Mandatory EssayRequirement of top 30 candidates (Used in Stage II)
• Top 30 qualified applicants invited to write
mandatory essay
• Essay is hand-written and proctored
• Essay questions provided at time of event
• Pen and paper provided
Application element is worth up to 25 points
PTA Admission Scoring
The following items are scored:
• Two applicant reference forms
• Required two-page essay
(up to 25 pts)
(up to 25 pts)
• Two work observation/experience forms (up to 25 pts)
• On-Campus Essay
(up to 25 pts)
100
Selection Process Summary
Locating the Application
• Download and print an application at:
www.lwtech.edu/selectiveadmission under the
PTA link.
• Note that application instructions are contained
in the companion “PTA-Supporting Information
for the Application Process” document
• Read the “Supporting Information” online—it
does not have to be printed off and included with
your application submission
NOW THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PTA
INFORMATION SESSION THERE ARE ADVISING
OPTIONS
For more in-depth Allied Health advising needs:
ALLIED HEALTH GPS-HOW IT WORKS
• Pre-register online
• Individualized advising in small
group setting
• New: Now offering a “live chat”
version of GPS (Online Advising):
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Still requires the same pre- NEW
2015
registration at site listed below
• Bring unofficial transcripts; agency
assessed international transcripts;
COMPASS scores if you are needing
class planning
• Registration is required at:
www.lwtech.edu/selectiveadmission
BEYOND GPS
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GPS is not a substitute for attending
an information session
• GPS is not the right venue for
occupational guidance or
exploration.
• GPS is not a confidential forum-discussion of non-admission to one
of the Allied Health programs is best
left to a traditional, 1/2 hour, oneon-one appointment with an adviser.
Quick Advising Needs
Have quick advising needs?
You can go to drop-in advising! 10-15 minute
types of questions can be handled in this
setting by General Advisors. This is first
come, first served.
Call (425) 739-8300 for current Drop In
Advising Schedule
Evening Drop-in Advising Hours:
Tuesday-Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm
(at the Enrollment Services windows area West 201)

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