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There are two steps to the PTA Application process.

Step One:

  • Application: Apply with a completed paper or Online Application and $25 processing fee. Students may begin the application process for the 2018 class in September 2017. The application deadline is December 22, 2017.
  • Official Records: Submit your official high school transcript/GED certificate/college transcript.
  • ACT/Accuplacer: If you have not taken the ACT (or have an ACT reading score of less than 18, see Application Requirements) you can arrange to take the Accuplacer offered at the LATI Admissions Office. The Accuplacer is offered Monday through Friday, except holidays. Please call 605-882-5284 for test times or to schedule an appointment. Select Saturday appointments are available also. Check with the Admissions Office for those dates and for summer test dates. Appointments can be made by calling the Admissions office at 1-800-657-4344 or (605) 882-5284.

Step Two:

    • To be an effective PTA, you will need the determination and discipline to learn a lot (of interesting!) material. We encourage you to explore the videos and articles, as well as do your own research. When you feel you have a better concept of what PT is, please complete the following written essay questions. These questions will be submitted as a part of your application.

Essay Questions

Videos:

1: Cardiac Rehab

2: Acute Care

3: Geriatric Care

4: Out Patient Care

5: Pediatric Care