Accredited PT and PTA Programs


Washburn University of Topeka

D1, F1, PU
Last updated by program11/21/14
AddressPhysical Therapist Assistant Program
Washburn University of Topeka
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621-0001 United States
Phone(785) 670-1406
Program Emailzach.frank@washburn.edu
Program DirectorZach Frank, PT, DPT, MS (HCA), CSCS, CEAS
Program Director
Institutional Information
AccreditorHigher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation
Date of initial accreditation05/85
Current accrediation statusAccreditation
Next visitFall 2019
Five-year historyAccreditation
Degree conferredAssociate of Science
General Program Description
The program begins in the fall, and summer sessions are offered from June through August. Commencement is in May.
Clinical Experiences
Clinical experiences begin the summer semester between the first and second year. That summer, students begin a 4 week, full time, clinical affiliation. Subsequently, during the spring semester, the students finish two six week, full time, clinical affiliations with two different clinical sites.
There are two full-time faculty members and one part time adjunct faculty member. The faculty to student ratio is 1:24 maximum for lecture courses and 1:12 maximum for laboratory classes.
Washburn University has an average enrollment of 7,000. The PTA program accepts up to 24 students to start each August.
For fall acceptance, the earliest date for submission of application is November 1, and the latest date is February 1. Roughly 33% of qualified applicants are admitted to the program (3-year average).
88% of admitted students graduate from the program (3-year average); 97% of the graduates passed the licensure exam (3-year average); and 95% of those program graduates responding to surveys are employed (3-year average); the first time pass rate for the Class of 2010 was 95%.
Tuition, fees and financial aid
Tuition for 2014-2015 academic year is $248 per credit hour for Kansas Residents, with an additional $43 for activity expense per semester, and room and board costs begin at $5292 for full time students. Out of state tuition is $560 per credit hour.
Student life
The campus dormitories house 674 students, and the fraternities and sororities house 250. Intercollegiate athletics include men's football, basketball, tennis, golf, and baseball; and women's basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer and softball. The campus is located near Kansas City, and the Topeka Airport is located 5 miles away. Kansas City International is located 70 miles away. The campus is served by bus and taxi.

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