PTA Dismissal Policies

A PTA student will be dismissed if any of the following occur:

  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program accumulates greater than three (3) days of theory course absences in a single term, greater than two (2) days of absence in any PTA Lab course, greater than two (2) days of absence in any Clinical Practicum course, greater than three (3) days of absence in a single Clinical Affiliation course or greater than five (5) days of absence total of both Clinical Affiliation coursework in a term.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program that does not remediate each absence prior to the start of the new term.
  • The student does not remediate a failed theory course in 3 attempts within 21 days or before the start of the next term, whichever is shorter.
  • The student does not remediate a failed Lab course in 2 attempts before the start of the next term.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program fails a fourth (4) course in the program.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program commits an unsafe practice in the clinical education facility.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program does not remediate a failed termĀ  exit exam after 3 attempts or before the start of the next term.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program does not successfully remediate a failed program exit exam after one attempt.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program does not complete a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of community service by the end of the program.
  • The student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program does not pass Clinical Practicum, does not successfully remediate a clinical education experience, or fails more than one clinical experience.