Hi everyone! I am 22 years old and currently a student finishing up my last semester toward a B.S. in Kinesiology/Pre-PT. I am hoping to apply to PTA schools this Fall/Spring. I am not applying for PT schools this fall because of several factors that include cost, GPA, and the fact that most applications are due in a few months and I have yet to take the GRE's, start my online application for PTCAS, get references, write essays etc. etc. etc... Working as a PT aide part time and doing school full time this fall is also another reason why... Anyways, I was hoping to get some advice on which PTA schools I should apply to. I prefer to be in California but I am willing to travel out of state or anywhere really to become a PTA. I sort of like the idea of going to school in Oregon or Washington... :)
Where do I stand on paper?
106 hours inpatient
200 + hours outpatient
Classes Completed (all that apply to major/area of interest)-
2 Semesters General Bio (not Micro Bio), 2 Semesters General Physics, 2 Semesters General Chemistry, 2 Semesters Zoology (Anatomy & Physiology), Structural Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Motor Development, Exercise Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Development, Statistics... I think that's all the important ones.
I also took PTA 100 from Sac City College
As you can see my GPA is okay but not outstanding by any means but I feel like I have completed a lot of classes and have quite a bit of observation/work experience.
So I guess my question is which schools will most likely accept me based on this? Are there schools that look more at classes completed/experience as opposed to mostly GPA? I would really appreciate some advice on this as well as any other suggestions you would like to share. Thank you for taking the time to read this.