How to Apply

Applicants for the Physical Therapist Assistant program are evaluated for admission based upon the Admission Criteria and Point System. Program entry is once each academic year and runs consecutively for five semesters.

Application files must be completed by May 15th.  All application materials must be turned in to the Health Science Admissions and Advising office on the Melbourne Campus (Building 15, Room 101).  

Please Note: Physical Therapy Assistant Applicants must be active Eastern Florida State College students. Applicants who have never attended EFSC or who have not completed a course through EFSC in over a year must submit a general admissions application to EFSC before applying to the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

A file ready for the Admissions Committee review must include:

  1. Health Sciences Application to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  2. All unofficial transcripts from EFSC and any other schools attended
  3. TEAS scores
  4. Physical Therapy Experience Forms
  5. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  6. Health Science advisement session card
  7. Group Open House card

Following the application deadline, files are closed to additional information and sent to the Physical Therapist Assistant Admissions Committee for consideration. Incomplete files will NOT be considered for program admission.

Top Candidates will be notified by phone and scheduled for an interview with members of the Physical Therapist Assistant Admissions Committee. Candidates are required to bring a one-page, typed essay to the interview stating why they have chosen to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Interviews are scheduled for May 31, 2018, from 8 AM - 6 PM.  Interested candidates must be available during this time or they will forfeit their seat in the program.

The applicant is responsible for providing all required information prior to the deadline date, including all photo copies.

Equal Access Policy:  Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


Accreditation Status

Effective May 2016, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Eastern Florida State College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

  • CAPTE’s decision regarding EFSC’s initial accreditation will be made at the spring meeting in April 2018. Graduation for the charter class is tentatively set for May 2018 pending CAPTE approval.
  • Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the licensure examination. This exam is offered four times a year in the months of January, April, July and October. Test dates for 2018 have not yet been made available.