Course of Study PTA

Degree Requirements

Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation Requirements.

To be accepted into the PTA Program, a student must have completed the prerequisite coursework listed below AND must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8:

 

Prerequisite Coursework (Must have an average of "C" or higher in each class)

BIO211

Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab*

   4 credit hours

BIO212

Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab*

   4 credit hours

MAT101

College Algebra or Higher

   3 credit hours 

PSY210

General Psychology 

   3 credit hours 

BIO115 

Medical Terminology 

1-3 credit hours 

*Must have been taken within 5 years of application date. 



Course of Study for A.A.S. Major in Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ashley Prentice

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see

Academics: Graduation Requirements.

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements

(Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")

Limit II. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra

Limit III. Biology to BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Limit IV. Behavioral Science to PSY 210 General Psychology


A.  Biblical Values

Bible

6 hrs

BIB121 Life of Christ 

BIB122 Acts of Apostles       

2

Additional Bible Class                                 

 

B.  Basic Skills

Written Communication      

6 hrs

ENG101 English Composition I

ENG102 English Composition II      

3

   

Oral Communication

3 hrs

COM140 Speech Communication

3


 

Quantitative Reasoning         

3 hrs 

MAT101 College Algebra                  

 

C.  Broadened Perspectives

Behavioral Sciences

3 hrs

PSY210 General Psychology             

     

Natural Sciences 

4 hrs 

BIO211 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

   

History 

3 hrs 

Any HIS Course                                          

 

II. Professional Support Courses                        6 hours

BIO212 Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab      

BIO115 Medical Terminology

2

 

III. PTA Technical Coursework                          48 hours

Must be accepted into the PTA Program* to enroll in the following:

PTA101 Introduction to Physical Therapy Concepts 

2

PTA102 Pathophysiology for the PTA 

3

PTA103 PTA Procedures 

4

PTA104 Clinical Kinesiology 

3

PTA105 Therapeutic Exercises 

4

PTA201 Musculoskeletal Conditions for the PTA 

2

PTA202 Neuromuscular Conditions for the PTA 

4

PTA203 Physical Agents and Modalities 

4

PTA204 Ethics in PT Practice 

2

PTA205 Special Populations for the PTA 

4

PTA206 Integrated Clinical Education 

4

PTA207 Terminal Clinical Education I 

5

PTA208 Terminal Clinical Education II 

5

PTA209 PTA Seminar 

2


Total Hours                                                      82 credit hours