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Physical Therapist Assistant

A major purpose of the Physical Therapy Assistant Technology program is to prepare graduates to assist physical therapists in healthcare settings to deliver physical therapy services in a safe, effective manner and to stimulate a lifelong commitment to continued professional development. The fist semester will begin in the Spring. For further information please see the current District Bulletin.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY

Program Curriculum

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR:
First Semester
  • Fundamental Concepts of Physical Therapy PTA 1123
  • Kinesiology PTA 1314
  • Fundamental Skills for Physical Therapist Assistants PTA 1213
  • Seminar I PTA 1912
  • *English Composition I ENG 1113
  • *Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 2514
Total 19 Hours
Second Semester
  • Therapeutic Modalities PTA 1223
  • Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation I PTA 1324
  • Electrotherapy PTA 2234
  • PTA Practicum I PTA 1131
  • *General Psychology PSY 1513
  • *Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
Total 18 Hours
Summer Semester
  • Seminar II PTA 1922
  • *Anatomy & Physiology II BIO 2524
Total 6 Hours
SECOND YEAR:
First Semester
  • Clinical Education I PTA 2413
  • Medical Conditions & Related Pathology PTA 2513
  • Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation II PTA 2334
  • Seminar III PTA 2912
  • *Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • Clinical Education II PTA 2423
  • Clinical Education III PTA 2433
  • Clinical Education IV PTA 2443
  • Physical Therapy Seminar PTA 2523
Total 12 Hours


*These courses will count toward class selection with a final grade of C or higher and submitted by program application deadline.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.