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FCCPT Courses

Kent State University offers two courses designed to meet the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) competency requirements.

PTST 21095 ST: Role of the PTA is fully online and includes professional ethics, behaviors, and issues related to the physical therapist assistant. This is a fully online 5 week course offered 3 times per year.

PTST 21096 Individual Investigation in selected Intervention and Data Collection Skills is designed to meet the common PTA education competency deficiencies for foreign trained physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, including infection control, isolation techniques, wound management, dressing application and removal, bandaging techniques, compression therapy, mechanical traction, biofeedback, body mechanics,  and wheelchair management.  All lecture materials are taught and tested online, however skill competency instruction and testing requires a 1 day lab on our campus in Ohio. This is a 5 week course offered 3 times per year with the mandatory lab date during the final week.   

Each course is 1 credit hour and costs $620 for Non-Ohio residents ($258 for in-state residents), plus a $10 fee for fully online courses. Textbooks are recommended, but not required. Travel and lodging to attend the 1 day lab is an additional cost to students enrolled in PTST 21096 Individual Investigation.

Becoming a Kent State University Student

The first step toward registering for either of these classes is apply for admission to Kent State University as a non-degree seeking guest student. There are no application fees for guest students, and no requirement to provide transcripts from your previous colleges. The following responses will help you complete the application process correctly.

Information regarding immigration status:

  • If you are a US citizen, US permanent resident or asylee, please fill out the application for domestic students. If you are a US permanent resident, please clearly scan your permanent resident card and email it to:
  • If you are NOT a US citizen, permanent resident or asylee, you are considered an international student. Please fill out the application for international students:
  • Important: Please note that this program is not eligible for I-20 issuance. If you are in need of a student visa, you cannot participate in this program.

The following responses will help you complete the application process correctly.

Are you a domestic or international student?

Use the information above to determine whether you are a domestic or international guest student

What degree level are you applying for:     

Undergraduate Student

Are you applying to:    

A program with all or most classes on a campus

Select Student Type:   


Select Campus:            


Applying for what Semester:   

Summer 2015

Applications to Kent State University must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to class start date.

Email for the course schedule.