Transfer Prep Physical Therapy Assistant - Garrett College

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Physical Therapy Assistant — Transfer Prep Program

This is a preparatory program designed to provide general education coursework for students planning to transfer into a Physical Therapist program. A degree is not issued from Garrett College; students must apply to their transfer institution for acceptance into their program. Completion of a non-degree transfer program does not guarantee acceptance into any program. Contact your transfer institution for more information.

recommended sequence

    summer (Pre-requisite Coursework)

  • BIO104  Principles of Biology
    or BIO101   General Biology    4*

    — Min. C grade required as pre-req for BIO200

  • Total 4 credits
  • fall

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1
  • ENG101  Comp I - Expository Writing  3*
  • BIO200  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4*
  • MAT105  College Algebra
    or MAT210    Introductory Statistics   3
  • PED or ASI Physical Activity Course 1
  • COM101  Introduction to Communication  3
  • Total 15 credits


  • BIO103  Medical Terminology  3
  • BIO201  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4*
  • PED or ASI Physical Activity Course 1
  • PSY101  General Psychology  3*
  • PSY102  Human Growth & Development  3*
  • Total 14 credits
  • total credit hours: 33

*Minimum C grade required for this program.

transfer notes

Transfer institutions may have different requirements. Please contact your transfer institution for specific requirements and application process.

Allegany College of Maryland Transfer Notes

Admission to this program is very competitive; completion of these classes does not guarantee acceptance into the ACM program. Minimum 2.5 CGPA required.

A meeting with the PTA Program Director or Clinical Coordinator is required within six (6) months prior to the May 1st deadline to be sure file is complete.

Completion of 40 documented volunteer hours with a licensed Physical Therapist/Physical Therapy Assistant at two different facilities must be completed within the year of application. Twenty (20) of the hours must be in a hospital or long term care setting and the remaining twenty (20) hours must be in an outpatient setting. The supervising physical therapist must directly send the observation forms to ACM’s PTA Department by May 1st and the same therapist cannot sign both forms.

ACM requires a Criminal Record check prior to entry into the Clinical phase of the program.

First Aid Certification and CPR Certification for Health Care Professionals are also required at application (offered regularly at ACM).

Contact Allegany College of Maryland’s Advising Center for more information on this program.