Physical Therapist Assistant - Associate in Applied Science Degree (0027)

First Year

 

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
BIOL 105 Human Biology** 4
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I* 3
PSYC 151 General Psychology* 3
PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1
PTA 101 Physical Therapy Science & Skills 4
PTA 102 Patient Care Skills & Assessment 3
Total Semester Credits: 18
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
HRO 100 Medical Terminology* 1
SPCH 151 Fund of Public Speaking* 3
PTA 150 Theory of Physical Agents I 3
PTA 151 Application of Physical Agents I 2
PTA 160 Kinesiology & Clinical Orthopedics 5
PTA 161 Orthopedic Interventioins
PTA 165 Pathology I

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Total Semester Credits: 18
Summer Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
PSYC 210 Life Span Development*** 3
SOC 153 Introductory Sociology* 3
PTA 170 Clinical Experience I 3
Total Semester Credits: 9 

 

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Second Year

 

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
PTA 200 Theory of Physical Agents II 3
PTA 201 Application of Physical Agents II 2
PTA 210 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation 5
PTA 211 Rehabilitation Techniques 3
PTA 220 Pathology II 3
Total Semester Credits: 16 

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Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
PTA 270 Clinical Experience II 8
PTA 280 Clinical Seminar 2
Total Semester Credits:  10

*General education courses that can be taken without acceptance in the PTA program any semester they are offered.

**BIOL 155 & 156/157 & 158 can replace BIOL 105.

***PSYC 210 cannot be replaced with other 200 level PSYC courses.


 

Health requirements are satisfied by the student's successful completion of BIOL 105, PSYC 151 and this Health Sciences curriculum.

Prerequisites may be required for some courses. Refer to the Class Search link in eSTORM.