The PTA program at LaGuardia is 68 credits and consists of a pre clinical ( pre requisites) and clinical (PTA courses) phase. The clinical phase is a full time day program. Students must be a PTA major to apply for candidacy. A change of major form can be signed by the PTA Program Director. Acceptance to the clinical phase is limited to 20 students twice per year and is competitive. Students must file for and be accepted into candidacy in order to progress to the clinical phase.