Once accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program, students will need to complete CPR certification and have blood tests and other related health screens. Also, expect drug screenings prior to, and during the PTA program. Drug screens are required by the program and its clinical education sites. These may be randomly administered while students are performing clinical education experiences or while enrolled in coursework.

Be aware that a criminal background check will be required upon acceptance. If there is a history of criminal activity (including, but not limited to, felony convictions) students will not be able to complete the program. Once students are accepted into the program, a further discussion including deadlines for the other requirements will occur at the program's new student orientation.