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Estimated PTA Program Expenses/Obligations

Fall SemesterFreshman Year

Student membership in professional organizationsAmerican Physical Therapy Association (APTA)$90  

Transportation expenses to clinical sites for observation experiences for PT 100will vary

Transportation expenses to a South Central District meeting of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) in the Harrisburg areawill vary

Student contribution for any planned program field trip which may be partially funded by PSUwill vary

Expenses incurred due to attendance at the state physical therapy conferenceapproximately $75

Text booksapproximately $450    


Spring SemesterFreshman Year

Transportation expenses to a South Central District meeting of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA)will vary

Student contribution for any planned program field trip which may be partially funded by PSUwill vary

Text booksapproximately $450 


Summer SemesterFreshman Year

Transportation costs for 15-hour observation experiencewill vary


Fall SemesterSophomore Year

Polo Shirt$25 

APTA membership$90  

Transportation to a district meetingas abovewill vary

Planned program field trip as aboveapproximately $75, may not be a cost for every student  

Expenses incurred due to attendance to the state physical therapy conferencewill vary

Text booksapproximately $500 


In Preparation for Clinical Affiliations

Current physical examination with specified requirementswill vary

Criminal background checks and clearances$140  

Approximate cost of Hepatitis B inoculations STRONGLY recommended, but optional. If student chooses not to receive the inoculations they must sign a waiver$120   

Cost of name tag$6

Lab jacket/scrubsif required by clinical sites$30-$40, may not be a cost for every student  

Cost of professional liability insuranceapproximately $40  

Transportation and housing costs associated with clinical assignments (travel up to 1.5 hours)will vary, housing costs may not be a cost for every student  

Appropriate professional dress which varies among siteswill vary 


Spring and SummerSophomore YearClinical Affiliations

Text bookapproximately $100  

Graduation cap and gown$45

Pennsylvania licensure exam application fee. Other states may charge more.$30  

After graduating from the PTA Program, and before being able to work as a PTA, Pennsylvania requires that you pass a registration examination. Most other states in the United States have this requirement as well.$450 plus       


 

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