Essential Functions of a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTAP) has established minimum essential requirements (separate from academic standards for admission), which every learner must meet, with or without reasonable accommodations, in order to fully participate in all aspects of the training and educational program.

Prior to Admission: candidates should review this list to become familiar with the expectations of a PTAP learner/learner herein after referred to as “Essential Functions.”


Following admission into the professional phase of the program, each PTAP learner will be required to submit a signed copy of the Essential Functions for PTAP Learners form. Completed forms will be maintained in the individual learner’s file located in the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education’s office (MS 157).


If after admission into the PTAP any learner experiences a change in his or her ability to fulfill the Essential Functions requirements, learner is required to inform the PTA Program Coordinator in writing.

Click here to review a copy of the Essential Functions document.