Application Now Available for Hodges University’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Hodges University News

Applicants interested in earning a degree as a physical therapist assistant may now apply to Hodges University’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program for 2018-2019.

Individuals who apply now through September 30 will be evaluated for acceptance. Students enrolled in Hodges’ PTA program must complete one year of prerequisites prior to entering the program. After a thorough evaluation process, eligible students are selected by their advisor to participate in an interview process. Only 20 students are accepted into the accelerated, one-year program each year.

“Our 1+1 accelerated program requiring prerequisites in the first year and core program in the second means students are graduating at the end of the second year and are out in the field working and earning money before students in other PTA programs in the area,” said Dr. Cynthia Vaccarino, PTA program chair.

For individuals who are interested but want more information about the program, Hodges’ School of Health Sciences is offering three informational sessions, which will provide a general overview of what a career in PTA entails. The sessions will also be an opportunity for faculty to explain “why students should enroll in Hodges’ PTA program, what are the requirements needed to apply as well as answer any questions attendees may have about Hodges University and our program,” she said.

In addition to information about the PTA program, individuals will also learn about available scholarship opportunities. The sessions will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. July 18, August 17 and September 14, in the Stock Building, Room 221 on the Naples campus, which is located at 2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.

Hodges’ PTA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

To learn more about Hodges’ PTA program, visit the School of Health Sciences at For more information, contact Cynthia Vaccarino at or call (239) 938-7718.

About the School of Health Sciences:
The School of Health Sciences at Hodges University provides a number of high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs to prepare students for entry into the exciting professional world of healthcare.

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