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Estimated PTA Program Expenses/Obligations

Fall Semester, Freshman Year

Student membership in professional organizations American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), $90  

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

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

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

Expenses incurred due to attendance at the state physical therapy conference, approximately $75

Text books, approximately $450    


Spring Semester, Freshman 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 PSU will vary

Text books, approximately $450 


Summer Semester, Freshman Year

Transportation costs for 15-hour observation experience will vary


Fall Semester, Sophomore Year

Polo shirt, $25 

APTA membership, $90  

Transportation to a district meeting will vary, as above

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

Expenses incurred due to attendance to the state physical therapy conference will vary

Text books, approximately $500 


In Preparation for Clinical Affiliations

Current physical examination with specified requirements will vary

PPD will vary

Flu vaccine will 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/scrubs if required by clinical sites $30-$40, may not be a cost for every student  

Cost of professional liability insurance, approximately $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 sites will vary 


Spring and Summer, Sophomore Year, Clinical Affiliations

Text book, approximately $100  

Graduation cap and gown, $45

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

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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