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A student seeking admission to Casa Loma College must meet the general admissions requirements in addition to the requirements of their specific degree program.

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Casa Loma College prides itself on our well qualified and experienced faculty and support staff. We are currently seeking qualified people for the following positions.

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Smithsonian California Museum Day
Saturday, September 21, 2019 is FREE ADMISSIONS to California Museums! This annual event celebrates education through local participation across the country with free admission policies encouraging learning and the dissemination of knowledge nationwide. The event requires guests to apply for and obtain 1 single ticket good for one museum during the event. Previously you could attend more than one museum through local offers based on each museum's policies.
For a list of Museums and More Information …
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Affects 7.7 Million Americans Every Year
PTSD can occur in individuals who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event, causing them debilitating stress. Some of the common causes of PTSD include war/combat, natural disaster, violence against their person, among other traumatic events.
While women are twice as likely to experience post-traumatic stress, it is a disorder that affects both genders and all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic barriers. The extreme stress and anxi
Why Drinking Water All Day Long Is Not the Best Way to Stay Hydrated
Dehydration is a drag on human performance. It can cause fatigue and sap endurance among athletes, according to a 2018 study in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. Even mild dehydration can interfere with a person’s mood or ability to concentrate.

Water is cheap and healthy. And drinking H2O is an effective way for most people to stay hydrated. The National A
Personality Matters More in Your Job Interview Than You Might Think
The next time you go for a job interview, you should spend time brushing up your personality — not just your skill set.

That’s according to a new joint report from U.S. careers advice site TopInterview and job search platform Resume-Library, which ranked personality among the top three factors most employers look for in new hires.

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Graduates and Employer Survey Participation
To help us assess just how we are doing, and as a requirement of accreditation, we request that all our Graduates and Employers of graduates complete the Graduate and/or Employer Survey. The survey is confidential and gives graduates and employers an opportunity to provide necessary feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs of study and provide information on strengths and weaknesses.

We thank all of our graduates and employers for their continued commitment to the excellence of our progra
Plastic Pollution Is Currently One of The Biggest Environmental Concerns
Once regarded mostly as an eyesore or a nuisance, plastic waste is now widely understood to be a cause of species extinction, ecological devastation, and human health problems. An estimated 1.8 trillion bits of plastic waste have gathered along a single stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, an exponential increase since the 1970s.

While there is still a concerted effort being made to put an end to the destruction that has already been caused and, hopefully, reverse it, there is st
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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Casa Loma College is an open admissions College, however, acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on applicants meeting not only the general admissions requirements but also fulfilling the specialized admissions requirements for the PTA program.

The students ranking the highest at the completion of the admissions process are admitted to each cohort.  The number of admitted students varies according to accreditation rules in place at the time of admission. Two qualified alternates may be identified and offered a seat if it becomes available in the first week.   If a seat does not become available, the first and second alternates will be guaranteed a seat in the next cohort if they wish to enter the Program at that time.  In the case of a tie score, the applicant with the earliest date of submission of a completed portfolio will be offered the seat.

The PTA Program is selective and candidates for admission are ranked according to an objective admission formula that ensures fairness and equitability.  The demand for a seat in the physical therapist assistant program is highly competitive.

The following are the Admissions Criteria for the PTA Program:

  1. Meet the General Admissions Requirements  to the College
  2. PTA Program applicants must submit a portfolio by a specified date. The contents of the portfolio must include:
    1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
    2. Two (2) signed and sealed Prospective Student Observation Forms which together demonstrate forty-eight (48) hours of observation. The student must demonstrate having observed two different types of clinical settings (e.g., one acute care hospital and one outpatient clinic, or one neurologic rehab center and one children’s health center, etc.).
    3. Signed Essential Functions form.
    4. Copies of transcripts from high school and any post-secondary educational experiences
    5. Personal statement, an essay that tells the college about the prospective student, no more than three (3) typed double-spaced pages
  3. Applicants meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss and get an estimate of their financial obligations and available financial assistance resources.
  4. PTA Program candidates who have submitted a completed portfolio are then scheduled by the Program Director for a personal interview with the Program Admissions Panel. An interview will not be scheduled without a completed portfolio having been submitted. Interviews will be held on a date to be announced.
  5. Final selection of the Program class and alternates is made following the interviews.
  6. Selected candidates return to the College to sign an agreement enrolling them in the College and admitting them to the PTA Program.
  7. Admitted students are then enrolled in a 2-week Introduction to Online Learning class to introduce them to the College and the skills and competencies the will need to succeed in online classes.
  8. Mandatory orientation meetings are held on campus for all accepted PTA Program students (including alternates) on Monday and Tuesday approximately 1-2 weeks before the scheduled start of the Program. At this time, students will receive and review the PTA Student Handbook, sign New Student Forms in preparation for the first day of class, and receive CPR and other training. Students who do not attend the entire orientation will lose his or her seat to the next alternate.

Mandatory orientation meetings are held on campus for all accepted PTA Program students (including alternates) on Monday and Tuesday approximately 1-2 weeks before the scheduled start of the Program.  At this time, students will receive and review the PTA Student Handbook, sign New Student Forms in preparation for the first day of class, and receive CPR and other training.  Any admitted student who does not attend the entire orientation will lose his or her seat to the next alternate.

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