Deadline to apply to KCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program is April 5

PTA student practice stretching in the PTA Lab.

The deadline to apply for Kellogg Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is Friday, April 5.

Students admitted to the PTA Program will begin classes on Aug. 26.

KCC’s PTA Program prepares graduates to become licensed PTAs who work under the direction of a physical therapist to provide therapy services to patients with health-related conditions to help them live fuller and more productive lives.

Completion of KCC’s PTA Program results in an Associate of Applied Science in PTA degree and prepares graduates to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination required for licensure in most states.

KCC’s PTA Program was the first program in the state of Michigan and the sixth program in the nation, with the first class graduating in 1973.

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and consists of five academic semesters, including a summer semester. Coursework includes general education and hands-on technical PTA courses offered in a traditional classroom format on campus, as well as clinical PTA courses offered in a variety of clinical physical therapy settings off campus.

Graduates of KCC’s PTA Program in 2021 and 2022 surveyed by the College had a 92% licensure exam pass rate and a 100% employment rate for graduates seeking a position in the field.

Admission to KCC’s PTA Program is competitive, and 30 students are admitted to the program during the application period each year.

For more information about the program, including admissions requirements, course descriptions, information about physical therapist assistant careers and more, visit Additional information also is available by contacting KCC’s Selective Admissions office at or 269-565-2625.

Additional health programs at KCC

The application periods for KCC’s 2024-25 Radiography and Nursing programs are also open, but for a limited time with deadlines approaching.

Application deadlines for each program, listed in chronological order, are as follows:

  • Advanced Placement LPN to RN Nursing (Full- and Part-Time Programs): April 15
  • Radiography: May 23
  • Nursing (Full-Time Program): May 23
  • Nursing (Part-Time Nights and Weekends Program): May 23
  • Nursing (Part-Time Program): Aug. 15 (application opens June 1)

Admission to the KCC health programs listed above is selective, and each program has its own admission process and application period each year. Applicants seeking admission into KCC’s health programs must first fill out a general KCC application and complete the required courses for each program before submitting a program-specific application.

More information, including links to applications, can be found at

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