Physical Therapist Assistant Credit Hours


The study of skills used by a Physical Therapist Assistant prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings that provide Physical Therapy services.  Students who satisfactorily complete this program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.  

 

AAS in PTA is a terminal degree and does not transfer to University PT programs. Students will be prepared to take licensing exam upon completion of AAS PTA degree plan.

PTA course descriptions

 

 

 

 

PTA program objectives

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester*     3
PTHA 1301 The Profession of Physical Therapy 3
Math 0311 Fundamentals of Arithmetic for Allied Health 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology  
BIOL 2401 Anatomy &PHYS I 4
TOTAL HOURS:     16

 

Second Semester      
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & PHYS II 4
PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology 3
PTHA 1405 Basic Patient Care                    
4
PTHA 1513 Functional Anatomy 5
TOTAL HOURS:     16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Semester Summer      
PSYC 2314 Human Growth and Development 3
PTHA 1531 Physical Agents  5
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
TOTAL HOURS:     13

 

Fourth Semester      
Humanities/Fine Arts***      3
PTHA 2260 Clinical –PTA I 2
PTHA 2535 Rehabilitation 5
PTHA 2250 Current Concepts in Physical Therapy 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
TOTAL HOURS:     15

 

Fifth Semester      
PTHA 2361 Clinical –PTA II 4
PTHA 2362 Clinical- PTA III 4
PTHA 2339 Professional Issues 3
TOTAL HOURS:     11

 

A.A.S. GRAND TOTAL: 71

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE PTA PROGRAM

PROGRAM COST

 


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