In order to apply for this program, you must have:

  • An official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office
  • A program application form on file (This must be submitted by November 15 in the fall semester in order to be considered for the next class; A student not offered admission into program for the fall semester must submit a new physical therapist assisting program application)
  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.0 if 15 credit hours of college-level work have not been completed or a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher if 15 credit hours of college-level program supporting coursework have been completed (including transfer/transient work)
  • High school biology or college-level biology course (including lab) with a grade of C or better
  • One year of high school or college-level algebra with a grade of C or better

If you are transferring from another college or university, the Records office should receive all transcripts at least 12 weeks before you complete a program application. This ensures that the processing of non-LCCC transcripts is completed well in advance of specific Health and Wellness program application deadlines.

If you are interested in applying to this program, you must:

  1. Complete the LCCC Application for Admission.
  2. Complete the placement assessment.
  3. Complete all Health and Wellness Program Pre-Admission Requirements as specified on the program check list. (The checklist provides you with information regarding the application requirements and admissions procedures for a particular Health & Wellness program. It can be obtained from an academic advisor.)
  4. Meet with an advisor to verify that all requirements have been fulfilled. Upon verification of requirements, you may then file a Program Application.

Please note: Selection for program entry is competitive and based on a combination of factors including grade point average, interview, completion of volunteer/observation hours, observation of professional behaviors, recommendations from the clinical site, a self-narrative and completion of program supporting non-technical courses. Only selected candidates (initially based on support coursework completed and GPA) will be asked to interview and submit a narrative form, along with volunteer-hour documentation. The physical therapy assisting program provides the forms after the initial selection process occurs.

Important Notes for Students in this Program:

  • Students applying to a program in the Health & Wellness Pathway must successfully complete all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better prior to the submission of a program application.
  • Students are REQUIRED to attend lectures, college laboratories, and clinical sections.
  • Transportation to and from the agencies hosting clinical sections is the responsibility of students. Transportation is not provided.
  • Clinical sections may be held during the day, in the evening and on weekends. Clinical section assignments are subject to change depending upon enrollment, student needs and agency requirements.
  • Standardized examinations prepared by state and/or national organizations may be given. The cost of these examinations is the responsibility of the student.
  • Students are REQUIRED to have their own health insurance and may be REQUIRED to show evidence of insurance for specific clinical agency placement.
  • To assure compliance with specific state licensure or certification agency examination eligibility, students who have been previously convicted of a felony must schedule an appointment with the appropriate program coordinator (program director) and division dean prior to enrollment (entry or re-entry) into any Health and Wellness program. Certain programs require students to be fingerprinted and/or drug tested prior to program entry.