South University, Richmond (View Other Campuses)
Students intending to enter the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program will be admitted to South University as candidates for the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Only after completing prerequisite coursework and achieving the requirements outlined below will students be admitted into the technical phase of the PTA program. Students may transfer prerequisite courses into the program before entering the technical phase if approved by the Program Director and the registrar. Transfer credit will not be accepted for courses in the South University PTA Technical Phase Curriculum.
Note: This does not apply to South University PTA students (in good standing) transferring between campuses.
All applicants to South University PTA program must submit standardized test scores using Accuplacer, SAT or ACT. For the University administered test, students must meet the general admissions standards for the Reading, Sentence Skills, and Mathematics portions of the test. Applicants who require developmental coursework in English (ENG0099), based upon scores of the standardized tests, will not be permitted to enroll in the PTA program even if they have taken coursework at another institution. Standardized test scores (Accuplacer) must not be older than five (5) years. Applicants who take, or have taken, standardized entrance tests at a site outside of South University campuses, must provide official test scores to the South University campus to which they are applying.
All applicants must satisfy technical standards for the PTA program in order to be admitted. Students who attempt to transfer into the South University PTA program must submit, in addition to the standard application for admission, official scores from acceptable standardized tests (SAT or ACT) or take the university’s Accuplacer entrance test. The coursework that is transferred to South University must permit the student to obtain a 2.85 CGPA by the time the student applies for admission into the PTA technical phase. Students who transfer coursework into South University, but cannot mathematically attain a CGPA of 2.85 by the time they would enter the technical phase, will not be admitted to the PTA program.
Students from South University who are in another major will be permitted to transfer into the general education phase of the PTA program if they achieve satisfactory scores on the Accuplacer, SAT or ACT for general admission at the time of original enrollment. Students requiring developmental coursework in algebra (MAT0099) will be eligible for transfer to the program. Applicants must satisfy technical standards for the Physical Therapist Assistant program in order to be admitted.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TECHNICAL PHASE OF THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM
Students must apply for admission into the technical phase of the Physical Therapist Assistant program.