General Instructions

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APPLICATION CYCLE

The 2016–17 PTCAS admissions cycle begins on June 30, 2016. Applicants may start and submit the PTCAS application as soon as it is available. PTCAS will not accept application materials from applicants after June 1, 2017. The cycle will officially close on June 1, 2017, unless otherwise announced.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) value diversity and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws related to equal opportunity and non-discrimination. As such, they do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any of their policies, practices, or procedures.


PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Neither APTA nor PTCAS have adopted any policies or positions regarding the essential skills or technical standards necessary to practice or function as a physical therapist. However, individual PT programs generally do have these types of policies in place. A program’s technical standards and/or essential skills document may describe the physical, behavioral, and/or cognitive abilities needed to complete the physical therapist curriculum at that particular institution and to competently perform as a physical therapist upon graduation. Contact your designated PT programs directly regarding program-specific policies



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