Weatherford College does not require students to have the COVID vaccine to attend
classes. However, it has become increasingly difficult for the Health Science students
to participate and complete the clinical portion of their programs of study based
on the COVID vaccine requirements of our clinical partners. As a consequence, Fall
2022, students will have to show proof that they have received the COVID vaccine to
be considered for acceptance into any of the Health Science programs. This extraordinary
requirement will be reconsidered when our clinical partners change their policies.
Weatherford College does not require students to have the COVID vaccine to attend classes. However, it has become increasingly difficult for the Health Science students to participate and complete the clinical portion of their programs of study based on the COVID vaccine requirements of our clinical partners. As a consequence, Fall 2022, students will have to show proof that they have received the COVID vaccine to be considered for acceptance into any of the Health Science programs. This extraordinary requirement will be reconsidered when our clinical partners change their policies.
Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into the PTA program. The PTA program accepts 20 students a year in the fall semester. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study. Applications to the PTA program are accepted from Dec. 1 to March 1 for the fall class.
The first thing to do is to sign up and attend an information session about the program and how to apply.
Since we have more applications than we do slots in the program we want to make sure we let people in the program we know can make it through. Acceptance into the program is determined by a point system based on the following chart. Not all applicants will progress to the interview stage of the process; the top 30-40, Points are based on scores on the HESI A2 test, grades in anatomy and physiology, completion of the other three general education courses and having a complete application. The top 30-40 applicants with the highest points are selected to interview and complete a written essay. Those points are then added and the top 20 applicants are offered a spot in the program.
|Health Education Systems, Inc. Test (HESI A2) Score||25%|
|Grades in Anatomy & Physiology||25%|
|Number of General Education Courses Completed (including A & P)||15%|
|Proctored Writing Sample||10%|
- To be considered for admission, all application materials must be complete and received
by the deadline of the first business day in March. All application requirements and
forms are located in the Application Packet that can be downloaded and printed out
for completion. Read the instructions carefully and thoroughly.
- Submit your completed packet to Becky Fryer, in the I.B. Hand (Business) Building,
Office 210. Application materials can be mailed but must still reach the PTA office
by 4:00 pm on March 1st so please allow time and mail early if mailing. The mailing
address is available in the packet. All items must be in the packet when you submit
it. You can't send in items one at a time.
- Anatomy and Physiology must have been taken within five years prior to program admission.
A petition to waive this currency may be granted to healthcare workers licensed and
practicing full time in a related field. Please contact the Program Director to get
- General education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
English Proficiency Requirement
Before being accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program an applicant who’s native language* is not English must submit an acceptable score on the TOEFL-iBT. Additional information may be obtained from the Health Science Department or PTA Program. *A native language is a language that is acquired naturally during childhood and is usually spoken at home, as opposed to a language that is learned later in life; for example, as a part of a person’s formal education.
There are 5 general education courses you want to take before you come into the program.
Of these 5 courses – the Anatomy and Physiology must be taken before you are admitted to the program and they have to have been completed within the last 5 years. The other general ed courses can be older than 5 years without any limitation on how old they are – as long as you have a “C” or better. Any of these courses can be taken at any accredited college or university and transferred in.
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
- ENGL 1301 English Composition
- PSYC 2314 Human Growth and Development
- Elective in Creative Arts (choose one course from the following list)
- ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
- ARTS 1303 Art History Survey
- ARTS 1304 Art History Survey
- DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
- DRAM 2361 History of Theater I
- DRAM 2362 History of Theater II
- HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
- MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
- MUSI 1310 American Music
OR one course from the following:
- ENGL 2321, 2322 or 2323 Survey of English Literature
- ENGL 2326, 2327 or 2328 Studies in American Literature
- ENGL 2331, 2332 or 2333 World Masterpieces
- ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature
- HIST 2311 or 2312 History of Western Civilization
- PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
- PHIL 2306 Philosophy of Ethics
- PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion
- SPAN 2311 or 2312 Intermediate Spanish
It is a Health Science Admissions exam.
You will take it through the testing center on the WC Campus. You will be able to get your results when you finish the exam. Information about prepping for the exam is inside the application packet. When you take the exam you can print your results and include them with your application.
Follow the instructions in the packet and then when you have the application complete and all the materials, you can drop your packet off in person in the IB Hand Building room 210, or mail it to:
225 College Park Dr
IB Hand Building – Room 210
Weatherford, Texas 76086
Once Selected for Admission, the Student Must Meet the Following Requirements:
Information and specifics on completing the above requirements will be made available once you are accepted into the program.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Obtain a TB screen test, required immunization and/or titers, remaining Hepatitis B vaccine, medical clearance for participation and pass a 10-panel urine drug screen.
- Submit proof of major medical health insurance.
- Obtain American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification (maintained throughout program).
Start-up costs for immunizations, lab tests (titers), CPR, medical clearance, urine drug screen, background check and health insurance vary but could run as much as $400. A Criminal background check and the drug screen is approximately 85.00 is done through Castlebranch.