Courses

Courses

Prerequisites and General Education Courses:
NOTE: prerequisite courses must be taken prior to acceptance into the PTA program; general education courses may be taken after acceptance into the program. PTA courses may be taken only by those accepted into the PTA Program.

Prerequisites:
BIOL 2320/2325 Human Anatomy/Lab; BIOL 2420/2425 Human Physiology/Lab; PTA 1010 Introduction to Physical Therapy (offered spring semester only); HLOC 1000 Medical Terminology. 13 total credits.

General Education:
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication or COMM 1020 Public Speaking; ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing; ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing; FCS 1500 or PSY 1100 Human Development; MATH 1030 (or higher) Quantitative Reasoning – 15 total credits.

This program may be completed in as little as 80 academic weeks as follows.

*Italicized courses represent GEs

 

 Spring Semester (Prior to PTA Program Acceptance)(15 weeks minus week of spring break) Credits
BIOL – 2320/2325 Anatomy/Lab 3/2
BIOL – 2420/2425 Physiology/Lab 3/1
PTA – 1010 Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
HLOC – 1000 Medical Terminology 2

 

 Fall Semester (16 Weeks) Credits
PTA – 2400 Clinical Pathology 2
PTA – 2400 Kinesiology 2
PTA – 2011 Kinesiology Lab 2
PTA – 2110 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy 2
PTA – 2111 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy Lab 2
COMM – 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL – 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Total 16

 

 Spring Semester (15 weeks minus week of spring break) Credits
 PTA – 2200 Physical Agents  2
 PTA – 2201 Physical Agents Lab  2
 PTA – 2210 Observation and Measurement  2
 PTA – 2211 Observation and Measurement Lab  2
 PTA – 2300 Orthopedic Rehabilitation  2
 PTA – 2301 Orthopedic Rehabilitation Lab  2
 PTA – 2000 Practice Issues  2
 FCS – 1500 Human Lifespan Development  3
Total 17

 

 Summer (3 Weeks)  Credits
 PTA – 2605 Clinical Practicum  4
Total 4

 

 Fall Semester (16 Weeks) Credits
 PTA – 2410 Special Clientele  2
 PTA – 2411 Special Clientele Lab  1
 PTA – 2520 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation  2
 PTA – 2521 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Lab  2
 PTA – 2530 Seminar for Physical Therapist Assistants  4
ENGL – 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH – 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Total 17

 

 Spring (15 weeks minus week of spring break)  Courses
 PTA – 2705 Clinical Affiliation I  6
 PTA – 2805 Clinical Affiliation II  6
Total 12