Course of Study PTA

Degree Requirements

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: Degree/Graduation

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:                                               29 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core

Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra

Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to PSY 210 General Psychology

Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I


A.  Biblical Values

Bible

6 hrs

BIB121 Life of Christ 

BIB122 Acts of Apostles       

2

Additional Bible Class*                                 

*Only required for residential students

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                                          

 

Elective*                                                     

2 hrs  

*Only required for non-residential students

II. Professional Support Courses                        6 hours

BIO212 Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab      

BIO115 Medical Terminology

2

 

III. PTA Technical Coursework                          44 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 Anatomy and Kinesiology 

3

PTA201 Orthopedic Rehabilitation

2

PTA202 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan 

4

PTA203 Physical Agents and Modalities 

4

PTA204 PTA Ethics and Issues

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