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:
- Complete the LCCC Application for Admission.
- Complete the placement assessment.
- 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.)
- 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.