PTA Current Students

This section contains information for students who have been accepted into the Murray State College PTA Program 2nd year.  The "technical" part of the program begins with acceptance into the program in the spring of the 1st year.  The "full time" portion of the technical year is the the 2nd year of the program and students take PTA specific courses and complete clinical education components of the program. 

Student Guidebook 2024 - 2025 

This document contains program information, policies, and procedures applicable to the Class of 2025.

Text Book List 2024 - 2025

This list contains all program textbooks for the Class of 2025.


This document contains program information, policies, and procedures applicable to the Class of 2024.

TEXT BOOK LIST 2023 - 2024

The file contains the program textbooks for the Class of 2024.  These are all the books needed for the entire program.  No additional books are required in Spring or Summer 2024. 

Purchase your books completely online at Murray State's Online Bookstore. 
Murray State Online Bookstore

Missed Class Form

This form is to be completed whenever a student misses class for any reason.  The completed form is to be emailed to instructor within one week of missed class or at a time determined by instructor.

Test Review Form

This form is to be completed by any PTA student who scores below a 73% on a unit exam.   The student is required to review the exam and confirm understanding as well as enhance opportunity for success on future exams.  The completed form should be turned in when the exam is reviewed.  

Physical Exam Form Example

 Your medical provider may use their own form or similiar format or they can use this form.  

The Physical and Mental Demands Essential Functions form

The Physical and Mental Demands Essential Functions form is a part of the application process.  It is important for prospective and current students to be aware of what is expected of the PTA.  This document is from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics and lists important essential tasks and functions.


CastleBranch is a secure, online environment used by the program to facilitate completion and management of educational, professional and personal information.  This is the platform by which all PTA students must confirm the required background checks, drug testing, and other required activities.  

 Murray State/CastleBranch Instructions

American Physical Therapy Association

Public Information site sponsored by APTA


Patient Care Evidence Resources
Tools for Advancing Physical Therapist Practice Previously housed at PTNow

Physical Therapy Journal

PubMed / Medline
Professional Literature Search Site

Oklahoma Chapter of APTA

Oklahoma Licensing Board

This organization develops the NPTE

PTA Occupational Profile 
U.S. Department of Labor

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