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 3
PTA 165 Pathology I 1
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
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.