Frequently Asked Questions

Program costs for a Utah Resident is approximately $11,000 for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Please see SLCC's Tuition and Fees table.

After completing the prerequisite courses (1-2 semesters), the technical curriculum is 4 consecutive full-time semesters.

Sample Schedule

Semester One CR Semester Two CR
PTA 2010 Functional/Neuro Anatomy 3 PTA 2350 Data Collection PTA 2
PTA 2015 Appl of functional Anatomy 1 PTA 2360 Implement Data Collection 2
PTA 2100 Patient Care Skills 2 PTA 2400 Musculoskeletal Disorders 3
PTA 2110 Implement Patient Care Skills 1 PTA 2410 Interventions Musculo Disorders 2
PTA 2200 Therapeutic Modalities/Integ 2 PTA 2510 Spec Disorders/Populations I 3
PTA 2210 Implement Ther Modalities 2 PTA 2520 Interventions Special Disorders 2
PTA 2300 Therapeutic Exercise 2 PTA 2530 Gerontology 2
PTA 2310 Implement Therapeutic Ex 2 PTA 2850 Special Studies for PTA 2
Total 15 Total 18
Semester Three CR Semester Four CR
PTA 2450 Neurological Disorders 2 PTA 2700 Clinical Internship II 5
PTA 2460 Interventions Neuro Disorders 2 PTA 2710 Clinical Internship III 6
PTA 2550 Rehabilitation Psychology 2 PTA 2750 Seminar for PTA 1
PTA 2600 Clinical Internship I 4
PTA 2540 Special Disorders II 1
Total 11 Total 12

No, currently there is no option for part-time completion of the curriculum.

There are no PTA technical program courses offered entirely online, however, several prerequisites are offered online, including PTA 1500.

Program courses are offered during the day Monday through Thursday typically 8:00am - 3:30pm. Clinical Internships are full time typically 5 days a week.

Go to Admissions to see the admission process for the PTA program.

Students are admitted to the PTA program every Fall Semester.

24 seats are available per cohort.

There is no wait-list for the PTA program. The program has a selective admissions process.

Every required immunization must be completed before applying to the PTA program. Please see Admissions for more information.

Yes, the PTA program applicant needs to submit a current CPR Certification Card (American Heart Association Health Care Provider). Refer to CPR Certification for specifics.

Career Coach provides the career outlook and average pay for a Physical Therapist Assistant in Salt Lake County. The average starting pay for recent graduates is $21.00 - $22.00 per hour.

Students can apply for financial aid by going to Financial Aid.