Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Del Mar CollegeThe application deadline is June 1st.  

Applications are considered once per year for fall admission.  Acceptance into the PTA Program is a selective, multi-step process.  Applicants will be ranked using information the student provides to the PTA Program.

For admission consideration, one must first be eligible for admission to Del Mar College.

The following must be on file in the Student Enrollment Center:

Step 1:

  • Completed application for admission to Del Mar College
  • Official copy of high school transcript or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Official copy of college transcripts if any
  • Placement test scores as required by college
  • Complete remediation courses, if required

The following must be submitted to be considered for admission to the PTA Program.

Step 2:

  • Complete the PTACAS application and pay $25 application fee at the time of submission.
  • Official college transcripts from all schools, including Del Mar College
  • Evidence of a minimum 15 hours of observation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant across three different physical therapy settings (Out patient clinic, acute hospital, rehabilitation hospital or skilled nursing facility)
  • Access the observation form here  **This is uploaded in the Documents section of the the application not the Observation Hours box.
  • Evidence of a minimum 2.0 overall GPA
  • Evidence of a minimum 3.0 GPA in general education required coursework for the PTA Degree 
  • Evidence of college level scores in English, Reading and Math
  • Academic courses not completed prior to program entry must be taken in the term listed on the course plan
  • To be considered for the current application cycle, prior coursework must be awarded a grade prior to the June 1st entry deadline
  • Once the point totals are calculated for each candidate based on prior coursework, the top 40 candidates will be invited to take the TEAS test. The top 20 candidates will be identified after factoring in points based on TEAS exam scores and will be invited to enroll in the program. The TEAS exam score must be rated proficient in order to be eligible for top 20 consideration.

The Del Mar College Physical Therapist Assistant Program participates in the Physical Therapist Assistant Centralized Application Service (PTA-CAS) offered by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) starting during the 2020 - 2021 admissions cycle. Applicants applying to the Del Mar College Physical Therapist Assistant Program on or after January 1, 2021 will apply using the PTA-CAS online application. To apply click here or on the image below: 


After the Physical Therapist Assistant program office receives all of the above items, the applicants will be notified of admissions to the program within 30 days of the application deadline.

After program acceptance, the student must submit a completed physical examination, proof of Hepatitis B series, all required immunizations, college transcripts, a current card of completion in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers and HPRS 1204 Competency Form. Upon enrollment, the student must pass a background check and drug screen test, at student's expense, for security clearance and continued enrollment in the program.

Page last updated September 6, 2023.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405