Physical Therapist Assistant

Application Deadline

February 1st to be considered for the following fall class.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this website or need additional information about the Physical Therapist Assistant program, contact Zach Frank at 785-670-1406 or Whitney Kinyua at 785-670-1404. Or you can contact the Allied Health Department at 785-670-2170 or 785-670-2176.

Email the Program DirectorEmail the Clinical CoordinatorEmail the Allied Health Department


Admission Criteria and Information

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  1. Students must be accepted to Washburn University and have a completed Physical Therapist Assistant program application packet on file with the program director by February 1 of application year to be considered for acceptance into the program.
  2. Application to the program does not constitute admission. The PTA Program accepts a maximum of 24 students each year through a competitive admissions process.
  3. Selection of students is based on: grades, letter of intent, observational summary, letters of recommendation, past work and volunteer work experiences, previous/current relevant college course work, observation hours and clinicians' recommendations. Based on this information, selected students are offered probationary positions in the program.* Please see individual forms in the PTA Program Application Packet for scoring information.

These materials must be submitted prior to February 1 of the application year:

  1. Washburn University Application for Admission form (see link on PTA Home Page) 
  2. Official transcripts for ALL colleges and universities attended
  3. Washburn University Physical Therapist Assistant Program Application form
  4. Washburn University Physical Therapist Assistant Program Letter of Intent form
  5. Washburn University Physical Therapist Assistant Program Observation Reflection form
  6. Two Washburn University Physical Therapist Assistant Program Personal Recommendations forms
  7. Two Washburn University Physical Therapist Assistant Program Clinical Observation forms
  8. Personal resume according to the guidelines in the application packet.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Allied Health Department