How to Apply

Eligibility requirements for the PTA program:
  1. Apply to Washburn University if you are not currently enrolled at Washburn University.
  2. Academic transcripts must be submitted directly to the PTA program.
    1. If you are currently enrolled at Washburn, go to to print your transcript and submit.
    2. If not currently enrolled at Washburn, submit official transcripts to the Washburn University Admissions Office with your application for admission and submit a copy of your transcripts to the PTA Program with your program application.
    3. If you have less than twelve hours of college at the time of application, submit both a high school transcript and a college transcript to the PTA Program.
    4. The minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average) criteria for admissions consideration is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Apply to the PTA program by submitting a complete application packet by mail. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. Further instructions are provided in the application packet. 
  4. Two separate Clinical Observations each of at least 4 hours in length for a total of 8 hours of observation are required. Each Clinical Observation must be at a different facility and although not required, it is recommended each observation has a different clinical focus (i.e., one inpatient observation & one outpatient observation).
Applications are accepted between November 1 and February 1.

Submit your completed PTA application to:

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Admissions Washburn University 1700 SW College Avenue Topeka, KS 66621

NOTE: You must first be accepted to Washburn University before applying to the PTA program.

PTA Program Handbook

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 1st.


Allied Health
Benton Hall, Room 107
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785.670.2170

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