Yes. There is a requirement for observation of physical therapy or work experience in and/or around physical therapy for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Students who have never been exposed to physical therapy patient care must arrange for at least 16 hours of observation in a physical therapy care setting. The consortium colleges do not arrange this; it is the responsibility of the student. Students who have worked as a physical therapy aide, CNA, etc., or have been a physical therapy patient may have this requirement reduced or waived. Proof of observation or work hours is required.