Admissions Information

Only completed applications will be reviewed for selection. Admission to the PTA Program is selective and competitive. All forms, documents, and information become property of Freed-Hardeman University's Physical Therapist Assistant Department and will not be returned, copied, or released. 

All items are due March 31, 2022

Contingent acceptance letters will be mailed on or around May 1, 2022. 

FHU's PTA Program has specific admission requirements set apart from Freed-Hardeman University's general admission requirements due to a maximum cohort size of 18 students each fall semester. Applicants must obtain admission into the institution prior to application to the PTA Program. A formal screening procedure will be used to select the best qualified applicants for each cohort. 

All PTA applications must be submitted by March 31, of the calendar year the applicant is wishing to begin the technical phase of the program. PTA applications are considered for one application cycle only. The enrollment window extends from December 1 through March 31st of each year. 


To be considered for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, applicants must: 

  • be accepted for admission to Freed-Hardeman University,

  • complete the online application to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program by March 31, of the calendar year in which the applicant wishes to begin the technical phase of the program,

  • have satisfactorily completed all required academic prerequisites (minimum  cumulative GPA of 2.8 and grade of "C" or higher in BIO211, BIO212, BIO115,  PSY210, and MAT101),

  • submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation,

  • have attended a PTA informational session within 1 year of application, and

  • have submitted all required forms, documents, and information by the application deadline.